$64,422 - $85,896 yearly
Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT, USA
Feb 12, 2020Full time
Western Connecticut State University Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor - Population Genetics –Tenure Track Academic Year 2020 - 2021 Western Connecticut State University's Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, in the field of population genetics, in the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences. WCSU is a public university serving approximately 6,000 students that offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences, professional studies, visual and performing arts, business, as well as selected graduate programs. It is located in Danbury, CT, just 60 miles from New York City and less than three hours from Philadelphia and Boston. The region offers an excellent quality of life and Danbury is often cited as one of America's best small cities. The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five (5) graduate majors. The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences offers a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and a new Master of Science in Integrative Biological Diversity. Additional information may be found at https://www.wcsu.edu/biology/ . WCSU has available resources for teaching and research, and the department is housed in a modern building with access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Resources available to faculty include dedicated research space, tissue culture equipment, animal facility, fluorescent microscopes, molecular equipment, environmental chambers, greenhouse, laundry facility, canoes, and nature preserve. WCSU offers opportunities to support student and faculty research, conference attendance, and professional development. Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach courses in genetics and evolution to undergraduate biology majors. Our ideal candidate would also contribute to teaching courses in scientific writing, in capstone/senior research, for students interested in health-related professions, and would contribute to the department's new Master of Science in Integrative Biological Diversity. The candidate should have an existing research program that can successfully integrate students. While the specific research area is open, possible areas of expertise may include (but are not limited to): ecological genetics, conservation genetics, evolutionary genetics, or human disease systems. WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.