Oakland University — Special Instructor in Biological Sciences – Physiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Oakland University invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in the area of human physiology to be filled by August 15, 2019. The appointment, as a Special Instructor, is a full-time, teaching-track faculty position leading to job security, the equivalent of tenure. Special Instructors are expected to teach three 4-credit classes in both the Fall and Winter semesters and to participate in service and program development activities and course design. Courses offered by the department service multiple majors and programs including, Biology, Health Sciences, Biomedical Science and pre-Nursing majors. The position offers a competitive salary package and outstanding retirement and health care benefits. Additional compensation may be available for summer instruction May through August.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate, and upper- and lower-level undergraduate courses and laboratory courses in physiology as part of a team of faculty and instructors within the department. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in physiology or a related field, and teaching experience in physiology. Candidates with demonstrated experience in current experimental and clinical approaches will be considered favorably. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Besides the minimum qualifications listed, preferred qualifications include the following criteria.

  1. Recent track record of effective teaching in Physiology.
  2. Ability to teach lower and upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology.
  3. Ability to incorporate state of the art technology and active learning strategies in one’s teaching.
  4. Strong letters of recommendation.
  5. Good communication skills.
  6. Commitment to diversity.

The Department of Biological Sciences (http://www2.oakland.edu/biology/) is a dynamic department with state-of-the-art instructional labs and over 800 majors. Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 31, 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement including their teaching philosophy and examples of their recent course syllabi, a statement showing experience with or commitment to diversity and unofficial transcripts. Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. The application process must be completed online http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/14886. Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Gerard Madlambayan, Department of Biological Sciences (madlambayan@oakland.edu)

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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