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Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (Biology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 508992
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional, Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is currently seeking a full-time Instructor (title may vary based on degree and credentials) to teach undergraduate classes beginning August 2020.  The successful applicant will be responsible for solo or co-delivery of 5-6 classes per academic year in the areas of, but not limited to, cell biology, human diseases, genetics, molecular biology, and principles of biology using state-of-the-art technology and active learning principles. This position is for the nine-month academic year; opportunities exist for additional course delivery in the summer semester. Instructional responsibilities include classroom and laboratory instruction, laboratory preparation, preparation and maintenance of syllabi and other class materials, evaluation of student competence, assessment of student mastery of Division of Biology and university learning objectives, and preparation of student progress and grade reports. Other responsibilities will include academic advising, participation in campus events such as open house, student award ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies. Opportunities for mentoring undergraduate research projects may also be available.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City.  Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts.  Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. in biological sciences
  • Experience in biological science instruction at the community college, college, or university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and to serving a diverse population
  • Must be motivated and ambitious, and possess excellent communication skills and a foundational understanding of the principles of active learning
  • Must be able to work in a collegial manner with students and colleagues in a large, modern, and diverse university setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in biological sciences

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief description of instructional interests
  4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Teaching evaluations or other evidence demonstrating excellence in undergraduate instruction
  6. Representative reprints
  7. Contact information for three references

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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