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The University of La Verne invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department beginning 2014-15 with an focus on Human Biology and expertise relevant to the new Community Health program. The Biology Department serves over 300 majors and is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence, values multicultural perspectives, fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty, and actively strives to incorporate cultural diversity into its work.
The Biology Department is in the Natural Science Division that is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular, co-curricular, and community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, it focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative undergraduate research.
The University of La Verne is a 120-year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and an increasing commitment to research and publications. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The University is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution and the Department is proud of its high graduation rate for underrepresented minorities.
The successful candidate will teach in the life science curriculum (including human anatomy, human physiology, cell biology, and introductory major courses) and should be in a position to assume leadership in the Community Health program. Other responsibilities include: participation in the non-major life-science requirement in an innovative and integrative manner, academic advising, mentoring, and development of an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduates that focuses on human/public health.
Candidates must have a PhD in a human or health-related field.
The ability to teach a scientific writing or biostatistics course is desirable.
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