Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
The Biology Program within the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Genetics and Molecular Biology. We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach upper-division courses and laboratories in Genetics (a core requirement of our major) and Molecular Biology (a research-intensive course for seniors). Additional teaching will include upper-division elective courses in their areas of expertise (with preference to those who could teach bioinformatics and/or plant physiology) and in the introductory biology sequence for science majors. The successful candidate will teach, advise, and actively pursue research with undergraduates of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Service to the university and community is expected. The Biology program is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with a priority consideration deadline of October 4, 2021.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students set between the Cascade and Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains in an area of exceptional biodiversity. The Rogue Valley is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival, and access to abundant outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing.
Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in Genetics, Molecular Biology or related field from an accredited institution.
More than one year experience teaching as a primary instructor and advising at the undergraduate level.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience involving and mentoring undergraduate students in an active research program, including students from diverse backgrounds.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.