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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

The School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Asst. or Assoc. Professor in Biology to begin Fall 2014. The position is for a nine-month appointment.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Biology or a degree in a related area and at least 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline to be taught. The individual must have experience working with an academically diverse first generation university student population. Preference will be given to individuals with prior university teaching experience. We are seeking an energetic individual who can work well with others, as well as demonstrate leadership qualities both in and out of the classroom. The applicant must be flexible with class commitments, and be able to teach possible evening lectures.
 
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
The position requires teaching a full-time load. This instructor will teach a two-semester sequence of courses for biology majors on the fundamental principles of biological science, and may also teach other courses from across the curriculum such as non-majors courses in ecology, general biology, and/or Anatomy and Physiology. This instructor will also fulfill the general duties and responsibilities described in their contract in addition to other duties and responsibilities outside of the classroom. In addition to teaching, the position necessitates undergraduate student advising; active participation with department, school and university committees; service learning/internship activities; and active involvement in scholarly activities such as publishing and the procurement of grants. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is required for future promotion and tenure.

The applicant must be willing to contribute to student success and retention, and incorporate an understanding of the college philosophy and mission in instruction and curriculum. As a member of the science faculty, she/he will be a part of a team and will promote and create positive communication and shared goals with other biology faculty. The candidate will collaborate regularly with other academic advisors/tutors and other university personnel to ensure that current and accurate subject information is provided to students. The applicant will help develop new programs and update current curriculum requirements in written program materials.

The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 804-257-5841. 
 
Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
For qualified applicants, the application packet should contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, copy of college and graduate transcripts, and a list of five professional references, along with contact information. The application package may be e-mailed to Resumes@vuu.edu or mailed to the following address: Virginia Union University, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Natural Sciences Search Committee, 1500 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220.