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Responsibilities include teaching 4 courses per semester (combination of lecture and/or laboratory sections) and a service commitment to the undergraduate program.
The Department of Biology at The University of Alabama seeks to hire an assistant professor to fill an open teaching professor position on a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) starting January 2016. Primary teaching duties will entail large-enrollment undergraduate courses (200-400 students per section), specifically Introductory Biology, Microbiology, or Human Anatomy and Physiology. NTRC’s are typically expected to teach 4 sections per semester, serve on department, college, or university committees and to participate in undergraduate advising. A course in the successful candidate’s own specialization may be considered, depending on the department’s needs. There is no research requirement, though research on pedagogic issues is encouraged. The position is structured as a renewable 3-year contract (9 months annually) with annual performance review. Summer teaching is also an option for supplemental pay. The NTRC position is not tenure-eligible, however promotion through the academic ranks can be expected based on performance review. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and submit the following materials with their application: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications (e.g., including courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); 2) a current vitae; 3) 3-4 letters of recommendation; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) one sample course syllabus, and 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations), or evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations). Applicants should upload their applications as a singe PDF document to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/37572, except letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as attachments directly to the chair of the search committee Jason Pienaar (firstname.lastname@example.org). If preferred, hard copies can be mailed to Jason Pienaar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Review of applications will begin on 5th October and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university located in Tuscaloosa, a city of 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. The University ranks among the top 35 public universities in the country and ranks first among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about our department, please visit us at http://bsc.ua.edu/about/
Please upload one sample course syllabus to the “other document 1”. Please upload evidence of teaching effectiveness or evidence of instructional development to the “other document 2” tab.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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