Assistant Professor of Animal Parasitology

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Position Announcement No. 17-53F60

Job Opening ID: 12443

Position: Assistant Professor of Animal Parasitology

Department: Biology

UW System Title: Assistant Professor (C40NN)

Position Description: The Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is offering a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Animal Parasitology beginning late August 2017. The teaching load is 24 credits/year, with courses including animal parasitology, senior seminar, and an introductory course. Additional courses in areas of specialty may be developed as well. The successful applicants will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates, advise students, and serve on department and university committees. Candidates also have the option of curating a regionally significant animal parasitology collection.

Department/University Description: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Biology provides a learner-centered program focusing on outstanding undergraduate education, including classroom learning and hands-on research. High quality student-professor interactions are a priority at UW-Stevens Point.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled with a student faculty ratio of 20:1 in the classroom. While primarily serving undergraduates through a variety of baccalaureate programs, UW-Stevens Point also offers several master's level graduate programs and an applied doctoral degree (Au.D.) in audiology. The 406-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and the Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. The university has a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and has been named one of the nation’s green universities by The Princeton Review. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit www.uwsp.edu for more information about UW-Stevens Point.

Qualifications:

Required:

- Ph.D. in Parasitology or related field; ABD candidates will be considered, but in all cases the candidate chosen for the position must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by the beginning of the academic year following the initial employment year, for consideration for retention and tenure.

- Broad training in Biology

- Coursework or research in animal parasitology

- Commitment to undergraduate education

- Evidence or demonstrable potential for high-quality teaching

- Evidence or demonstrable potential for research and scholarship

Preferred:

- Experience in teaching animal parasitology and general biology

- Experience involving undergraduates in research opportunities

Appointment Date: late August, 2017

 

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