Fairfield University — Assistant Professor of the Practice in Biology

Fairfield University’s Department of Biology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Biology to join the faculty cohort of the new Fairfield Bellarmine initiative that is set to launch in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will have a minimum of an advanced degree in Biology or a closely related field, be prepared to demonstrate excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching at the introductory levels, and be committed to advising students. The individual selected for this position should be experienced with serving a diverse student body, including underserved, minoritized, and first-generation college students. Teaching responsibilities include a general biology course- Biomedical Science and Society; Anatomy and Physiology lecture and labs. The teaching load is 3/4 on a semester schedule.

This position comes with the opportunity to help build a new academic program that is at the forefront of improving access to liberal education. Fairfield Bellarmine, a new two-year Associates degree program located at the new Bridgeport, CT campus, seeks to expand liberal arts education in an area currently underserved by higher education opportunities. The program offers small class sizes, individualized advising and student support services. The curriculum will include core classes in the humanities, which are foundational to Jesuit higher education, as well as majors in professional fields of engineering, health studies, business, and liberal arts. Students who graduate from this program will matriculate into four-year degree programs at Fairfield or elsewhere, or enter directly into the professions. For more information about Fairfield Bellarmine, consult our website: www.fairfield.edu/bellarmine

Professors of the Practice have teaching, advising, and service commitments, and they are eligible for professional development funds. Faculty will be members of the Biology department within Fairfield University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and will be assigned primarily teaching and advising responsibilities at Fairfield Bellarmine.

Applications should be received by February 10, 2023 in order to receive full consideration. In order to apply please click “https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/jobs/details/Assistant-Professor-of-the-Practice–Biology_JR0001583” and upload the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) a statement as to how they will contribute to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive scientific community, and (5) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references. Candidates may forward inquiries and additional materials related to their qualifications to biologysearch@fairfield.edu. 

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