Assistant Professor of Biology - American International College in Springfield Massachusetts

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American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

The School of Business, Arts, and Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology with expertise Microbiology. The individual will be required to fulfill the following essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Teach 24 credit hours per academic year (generally 12 credits hours per academic semester) as assigned by the Department Chair/Director or Dean, unless other arrangements, additional duties, or contract provisions have been made.

  • Participate in course and curriculum development.

  • Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major. Attend the AIC assessment workshops.

  • Serve as academic advisor for students in the major and for other students as may be assigned by the Department Chair/Division Director and/or Dean.

  • Serve on Faculty Senate, faculty and trustee committees, or ad hoc committees as elected or appointed by the Dean or Provost Maintain a minimum of four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet the needs of the students, and to be available to meet with students, as needed, at other times throughout the week.

  • Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings.

  • Attend the Academic Awards program, Convocation, and Commencement exercises, and be available to participate in activities which promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.

  • Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role.

  • Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities.

  • Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair/Director, Dean or Provost.

  • Assist the Center for Academic Success with activities related to student success, retention and advising.

  • Assist Admissions with student recruitment as related to departmental programs.

  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Required Degree(s):

  • Master's degree in Biology or closely related field is required.

  • Doctorate in Biology is preferred.

  • Required Field of Expertise in Biology and expertise in Microbiology.

  • Essential Functions

  • Strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds.

  • Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the instructional use of technology to teach traditional, hybrid or on-line courses, as needed.

  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty.

  • Expertise that complements and expands that of the department.

  • Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship.

  • About AIC

    American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references via this online application:

    Apply Online

    AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Keyword Phrases

    • Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Higher dedication
    • Diversity of our community
    • Student-centered
    • Biology
    • Microbiology & Virology
    Employment Type:Faculty
    Degree Required: Masters
    Experience: See Job Description
    Level of Job: Assistant Professor
    Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
    Salary: Not Specified
    Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
    Application Requirements: CV/Resume
    Cover Letter