Texas Christian University — Instructor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Position Details
This full-time faculty position is on campus and in person.

Cell and Molecular Biologist – Texas Christian University seeks a full-time faculty for the Department of Biology beginning in August 2023. A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to: i) teach in our Cellular, Molecular & Developmental Biology course, a requisite foundational course for Biology majors, ii) develop and teach an upper-level lab course in their area of expertise, iii) teach additional courses based on departmental needs and applicant’s expertise, iv) participate on the Health Professions Advisory Committee, and v) provide academic advising for pre-health students.

Specific application directions, a more complete job description, and information about the Department and TCU can be found below. For further inquiries please contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Mike Chumley (m.chumley@tcu.edu).

Rank and Salary
This is a permanent, on-campus, in-person position with a renewable contract and the possibility of promotion to Instructor II and Senior Instructor. The contract periods are initially one year and can be extended to three years following promotion to Instructor II. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Department Details
The TCU Department of Biology offers a rigorous, secular, science-based curriculum grounded in evolutionary theory to undergraduate and graduate students across all areas of biology. We are committed to the teacher-scholar model. Teaching is central to our department’s mission; we hire faculty who are passionate about teaching and highly trained in their area of teaching specialty.

Our department’s curriculum and all faculty-related policies have been developed with consultation of the full faculty. We work together as a team, with the utmost respect and appreciation for all types and ways of contributing to our students and their success. Collegiality and teamwork are a hallmark of our department.

See TCU Department of Biology website (https://cse.tcu.edu/biology/index.php) for more information about the department.

School/College Description
The TCU College of Science & Engineering (CSE) encompasses 10 departments (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Nutritional Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology) as well as the Ranch Management Program, which offers a one-year certificate program. The College is also home to the Pre-Health Professions Institute, the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development, the Institute of Behavioral Research, the Institute for Ranch Management and the Monnig Meteorite Gallery. The College is the second largest at TCU in terms of both undergraduate enrollment and number of majors. The College contains a disproportional percentage of high achieving students, as evidenced by the fact that almost one-half the students in the Honors College have majors in the College of Science & Engineering. Research opportunities abound for undergraduates, with over 40 percent of majors engaging in a substantive experience during which they work one-on-one with their faculty mentor. The College also has five doctoral programs and 16 master’s programs as well as two graduate certificate programs. The College faculty are true teacher/scholars, meaning that instruction and research are viewed as complementary and not competing activities.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 3) a CV, and 4) a statement that addresses your practices as an instructor and advisor that promote equity and inclusivity and how you would contribute to the departmental mission of DEI and 5) the contact details (i.e., name, affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number) for three academic references (we will contact the references for letters). Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring/advising will also be accepted. Applications will be evaluated starting Sept 30th for an August 2023 start-date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

TCU uses an online application protocol administered by Human Resources. All application materials must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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