Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences ~

4 de octubre de 2004

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Microbial Ecologist
Position Announcement
Appointment Date: August 2005
Position Description:
9-month full time tenure track
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are to teach majors and non-majors microbiology courses, in addition to one or more general education courses as negotiated with the department chair. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop additional courses within their area of expertise. Such courses could include (but are not limited to) microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial physiology, etc. Scholarly activity, academic advising, and service are also expected.
Qualifications: Minimal qualifications include a Ph.D. in microbiology, or an appropriate subdiscipline. The applicant must provide adequate evidence of teaching and scholarly activity. Other necessary qualifications include strong communication skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, active participation with students in laboratory and field settings, the ability to interact with a diverse faculty, and the ability to develop a research program that includes undergraduate as well as M.S. students.
Deadline: Preference will be given to applications postmarked by October 29, 2004.
The Department of Biological Sciences has 13 full-time tenure track positions representing the disciplines of botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology and zoology. A minimum of seven GTAs assist with teaching labs. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology. Available research resources include a scanning electron microscope, a newly developed cell and molecular biology lab (equipped with a LICOR 4300 DNA sequencer, thermocyclers, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis equipment and tissue culture facilities), excellent computing facilities, extensive museum collections, a 1,000-acre tract of native prairie, a new greenhouse and other research resources. The Department is housed in the recently renovated (2001) Albertson Hall, which includes fully mediated classrooms and laboratories. The Department employs 2.5 classified employees; full-time lab coordinator, office manager and a half-time greenhouse manager.
College of Health and Life Sciences is composed of 6 departments: Agriculture, Allied Health, Biological Sciences, Communication Disorders, Health and Human Performance, and Nursing. It was created in 1988 and has become the fastest growing College in the University, ranking second in size to the College of Arts and Sciences. The interim Dean is Dr. Jeff Briggs, who began in the summer of 2003.
Paper copies of the following application materials are required: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) Photocopies of all post-secondary transcripts, 3) Statement of teaching philosophy, 4) Statement of research goals, 5) Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. Please do NOT request letters of recommendation.
Contact: Dr. Eric Gillock, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785-628-5324 Fax: 785-628-4153 email:

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