Position Title and Description: Temporary Assistant Professor of Biology; available August 15, 2012. This is a temporary, nine-month appointment renewable up to four years with satisfactory review and available funds. We seek a candidate who is committed to being a teacher-scholar at a liberal arts and sciences institution with exceptional undergraduate students.
Area of Specialization: Bacteriology or Medical Microbiology
Responsibilities: We seek a bacteriologist or medical microbiologist who is strongly committed to quality teaching of undergraduate students. Primary teaching expectations include shared responsibilities for both sophomore and juniorlevel microbiology courses, elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and other courses in the biology major core curriculum, as needed. Scholarly activity and student engagement in research is encouraged, although not required. Lab space may be available upon request.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including health and disability insurance, and retirement contributions.
Program: The Department of Biology is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The Department has 25 faculty members, approximately 600 undergraduate majors and a Master of Science program. The discipline also offers courses in Truman’s Liberal Studies Program (LSP); opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research occur both within the School and as part of the LSP. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the new science building on campus. For more information about the Biology Department, please visit http://biology.truman.edu/.
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars, dedicated staff and outstanding students, Truman State University is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts and sciences experiences, as well as depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Truman is Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university and the state’s only public institution with highly selective admission standards; the university is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For the fifteenth consecutive year, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region – Master’s Category by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu and faculty positions at http://provost.truman.edu/positions.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required, and can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include a letter of application; a statement articulating the candidate’s teaching philosophy that addresses his/her commitment to student development; current Curriculum Vitae; copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts (copies acceptable; official graduate transcripts required prior to hiring); and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to email@example.com with the subject line of “Microbiology Search”. All materials must be submitted in a .pdf format.
Review of applications will begin May 29 continue until the position is filled with a viable candidate. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and documentation of degrees if transcripts are not used.
Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.