Detailed Job Description
Saint Mary’s College, nestled in the Moraga Valley, east of Oakland in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, is among the most respected Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institutions in the USA. As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value inquiry, learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
ResponsibilitiesSaint Mary's College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology in Cell & Molecular Biology, beginning Fall 2013. Faculty contractual responsibilities allow a teaching load of up to six (6) courses in the academic year, inclusive of one (1) course during January.
This position will entail teaching lower division, undergraduate instruction of Human Physiology (lecture, 3 hours per week and/or 3 hour laboratories), Anatomy for Kinesiology (lecture 3 hours per week and 3 hour laboratories using models, non-cadaver). The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an upper division course once a year (3 hours lecture per week and 4 hours laboratory) either in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Genetics. It is expected the person in this position may teach some of the 4 hour, Cell and Molecular Biology for major’s laboratories and in some years, a lecture section. It is anticipated the person in this position will at some point have the opportunity to teach in the College's signature Collegiate Seminar and Jan Term programs.
Other duties include: Maintaining a vibrant research program into which SMC student research can be integrated. Participation in departmental and college activities including committee work and curriculum is expected. The candidate should have a strong commitment to academic advising and mentoring to a diverse student population.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.
Experience and Qualifications:
Ph.D in Biological Sciences is required. Candidates should have a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, which includes lower division, undergraduate instruction of Human Physiology and Anatomy.
Particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, in higher education settings.Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education, and are expected to participate in departmental and college service activities; ability to engage in scholarship/research involving active participation by undergraduates.
Candidates should demonstrate computational proficiency as well as a commitment to research and professional activity at the national and international level.
Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Directions: 1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. 2) Please submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Note: All documents except letters of reference should be uploaded as pdf or MS Word files. Please arrange to have the three letters of reference sent to Amy Bockman, Biology Search Committee, Saint Mary’s College of California, P.O.Box 4527, Moraga, 94575, or firstname.lastname@example.org Candidates who submit names or letters of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.