California Lutheran University — UPDATE: Posting will close on Monday, September 17 — Assistant Professor – Biology

UPDATE: Posting will close on Monday, September 17 — Assistant Professor – Biology

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE:
Location: Thousand Oaks

Basic Function:
TITLE: Assistant Professor – Integrative Biologist
California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) seeks to hire an Integrative Biologist at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), starting in the Fall of 2019. Our campus has recently become a Hispanic-Serving and McNair Institution and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, or none, and is committed to equity and fairness to all. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The main campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduates and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries. 42.5% of Cal Lutheran Students are from underrepresented groups, and 34% of freshmen are first generation students.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and provide evidence of excellence in teaching, as well as a strong commitment to developing a research program involving undergraduate students. It is essential that interested candidates possess the ability or potential to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate students, particularly those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants with research interests utilizing diverse methodological approaches and interdisciplinary content are strongly encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral research and experience in collaborative grant writing are also highly desirable.
Given Cal Lutheran's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, we especially seek candidates who study molecular, biochemical, and physiological adaptations to the marine environment. The successful candidate will be expected to integrate modern molecular and physiological approaches into the curriculum. They will teach lecture and laboratory courses, including Introductory Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics. Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary interactions and with abilities to contribute to our programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and/or Environmental Science will be given special consideration. There may also be an opportunity to develop new courses based on the successful candidate's expertise/interest.
The Biology Department at Cal Lutheran has excellent resources for engaging students in the process of scientific discovery, and Cal Lutheran has recently broken ground for a new, joint-sciences building that will expand our dedicated research space and foster collaboration. We offer two degrees, each supported by an inquiry-based curriculum that emphasizes active learning in order to provide students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in elite graduate programs and prepare for careers in industry or academia.

We look forward to reading your application. Please apply online at https://careers.calLutheran.edu/postings/.
Completed applications must be received no later than October 1, 2018.

Make sure to include the following with your application:
1. A Cover Letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its designation as an HSI and McNair Institution.
2. A current Curriculum Vitae
3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including experience with, or knowledge/understanding of mentoring and engaging students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
4. A Research Statement that addresses scholarly activities and plans, including any experience with and/or interest in mentoring undergraduate student research.

Under the direction of the Dean and Department Chair, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties:
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture and lab courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:
Eligible applicants must have the PhD in biology or a related field officially conferred by an accredited degree-granting university. ABD’s will be considered for appointment at the instructor level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates who study molecular, biochemical, and physiological adaptations to the marine environment are preferred. The successful candidate will be able to integrate modern molecular and physiological approaches into the curriculum. Candidates must be qualified to teach lecture and laboratory courses, including Introductory Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics. Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary interactions and with abilities to contribute to our programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and/or Environmental Science will be given special consideration.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment:

Posting Number: Faculty000062018
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/19/2019
Position End Date:
Open Date: 08/15/2018
Close Date: 9/17/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:

To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/4752

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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