The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2021. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department seeks candidates with an earned doctorate and expertise in biology, biology education, STEM education, or related field and experience and/or demonstrated passion for working with and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds. Teaching experience is required and candidates who employ innovative, evidence-based teaching practices are preferred. Postdoctoral research experience is also desirable. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will focus on the freshman biology sequence, with an emphasis on improving the freshman experience and better preparing undergraduates for success as scholars and professionals. Opportunities for teaching upper level undergraduate (and potentially graduate) courses in the candidate’s field are available. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain a research program with the potential to involve undergraduate students. Student advising, as well as a commitment to university, community, and professional service is also expected.
Auburn University at Montgomery is a comprehensive, public institution located in Alabama’s capital city. Enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. The Department of Biology and Environmental Science includes fourteen tenure-track faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Environmental Science, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a graduate degree in GIS. Diversity is a core value at AUM. We are committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete an online application at https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4607 and upload a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, teaching statement, and research statement. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment.