University of Hartford — Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Hartford

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology

Posting Number: F089P

Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Job Description
The Department of Biology at the University of Hartford has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor starting in August 2021.

The candidate is expected to be a broadly trained Biologist who can specialize in teaching Anatomy and Physiology and/or Introductory Biology. Additional teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate’s particular area of expertise. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program that can involve undergraduate students and will lead to publications. Service activities including advising and participation in recruitment and retention efforts are expected. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population.

Required Qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (advanced ABD will be considered) in Biology or related fields. Prior teaching and post-doctoral experience are preferred.

University Information
The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

College Information
The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest college with 23 undergraduate majors, 28 minors, 5 graduate programs, and many interdisciplinary offerings. The College includes a faculty of 110 teachers and scholars, 20 staff, and a student body of 1,200 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, a diversity statement, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and space/equipment needs, statement of teaching philosophy, a copy of graduate school transcript, and names of three contacts for letters of reference to: Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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