Instructional Assistant Professor

  • University of Mississippi
  • University, MS
  • Apr 20, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description

The Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi invites applicants for a full time, 9-month Instructional Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and teaching laboratories for required and elective courses in biology and collaborate with faculty instructors of those courses to develop new and innovative laboratory exercises. They will also participate in the advising of undergraduate biology majors and assist in other departmental duties as needed.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is established. The position is a temporary, full time, 9-month non-tenure track instructional assistant professor appointment to start August 2021. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. This position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is achieved.

Application Procedures

Applicants should provide the following documents: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (4) the names and contact information for three references.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns." With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi's Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the "Cultural Mecca of the South", creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford's rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Conde Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Facility
Biology (10000832)

Department
Regular Faculty - Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track

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