Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell and Molecular)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell and Molecular)

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Biological Sciences Department at Bridgewater State University offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees and provides students with a broad background in the biological sciences. The overall goals of our program are to engage students in the scientific process and to promote the ability to think critically and to communicate science effectively. Students are the central focus and an integral part of the Department, working side-by-side with faculty who are enthusiastically committed to teaching and research. A strong sense of community is fostered through small class sizes and individualized mentoring from faculty, and this community is reinforced through our departmental seminar series and interactions among students and faculty. Students are encouraged to complete original research projects, which often culminate in publication or presentation at local, national, or international conferences. The Department recognizes its responsibility to contribute to the understanding and thinking of non-science majors via its involvement in the Core Curriculum. As such, the Department helps to support student placement in professional and academic positions in Massachusetts, where biotechnology and education are economic engines. We are located in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center where faculty, staff, and students collaborate in labs equipped with modern equipment and technology. Successful candidates will be faculty members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Bridgewater State University was awarded a 5-year NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, which supports alliances among institutions of higher education to design and implement strategies that increase the number of historically underrepresented STEM faculty and promote systemic change. The grant provides a number of benefits to participating faculty, including course reduction and funding for establishing a research agenda, travel support, and cohort activities across the three institutions.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University seeks applications for the full time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biology in the field of physiology, with specialty in immunology, endocrinology, reproductive biology, or a related subfield. Candidates must be strongly committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and developing a program of independent research that includes mentoring undergraduate students. (Lab Experience | Bridgewater State University) Other essential duties include participation in committee work and departmental curriculum development. Teaching requirements will include in-person instruction to Biology majors and non-majors, including General Biology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to teach upper-level biology elective courses in their area of expertise that will complement existing strengths of the Department. The candidate may also contribute to our newly launched Master of Science program.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a related field by September 1, 2023. Additionally, excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate setting are required.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and undergraduate research mentoring that enhances an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
Post-doctoral research experience, college-level teaching experience, and experience mentoring undergraduate research are preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All non-unit employees – non-unit professional, non-unit classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Posting Number: F00409P
Open Date: 10/12/2022
Close Date: 12/1/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.