Assistant Professor of Biology: Integrative Biologist
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
2 openings available.
As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, the College of Arts and Sciences at Marian University-Indianapolis seeks qualified applicants for a two Integrative Biologists with expertise in some combinations of cell biology, molecular genetics, developmental biology, and computational biology. Preference will be given to those showing the ability to develop an undergraduate research program. Successful candidates will also foster student learning through innovative pedagogy, inclusive practice, and contributions to a research across the curriculum model that integrates authentic, novel research projects into introductory courses for majors. The Department of Biology at Marian University believes that to grow stronger it is essential to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to build an inclusive community. Thus, we welcome and encourage orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, cultures, and national origins.
Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings in many areas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 12 load hours per semester in introductory biology core, and/or upper-level lectures and labs. Course releases may be available for individuals participating in grant writing, research, or developing innovative pedagogy.
Demonstrate academic excellence, the potential for distinctive contributions to the holistic development of students, and actively participate in the life of the campus, and help advances the mission and values of the university.
Engage students in research, scholarship and other professional activities.
Mentor and advise students through academic advising, clubs, research, and internship opportunities, particularly those of pre-professional or pre-medical programs.
Participates in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs.
Contribute to curriculum development and assessment within the department.
Actively participate in faculty governance within the department and across the university.
Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in programs and services.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
A Ph.D. in Biology or related field with demonstrated ability to integrate across disciplines.
Demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction.
Demonstrated interest in science teaching pedagogy, curriculum and program development.
Potential for ongoing research, publication and activity in professional associations.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 28th, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Regions colleges as well and Money magazine’s list of Top 10 schools in Indiana “For Your Money.” Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsner, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 46 national titles.