Assistant professor in ornithology (Georgia, USA) ~

20 de agosto de 2016

Assistant professor in ornithology (Georgia, USA)

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Georgia College & State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Biology. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education, can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and possesses the ability to work with a culturally diverse student population. A primary teaching responsibility will be Ornithology, with other teaching opportunities including introductory courses in the biological sciences, core curriculum and other upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program.

There are two undergraduate majors within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We currently have 24 full time faculty in the department with about 450 undergraduate biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an M.S. program in biology with approximately 35 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis degrees. For more information about the department visit us at

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to teach Ornithology, Field Ornithology, introductory biology and upper division courses in area of specialization.

• The ability to teach Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy is a plus.

• Ability to contribute to the core curriculum.

• Ability to engage undergraduates and graduates in ornithology-related research.

• Ability to work collegially and effectively with university students, faculty, and staff as

well as the surrounding community.

• Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. preferred (ABD with a completion by hire date considered) in Biological Sciences or related field.

• Research experience (demonstrated by publication record).

• Undergraduate teaching experience.

• Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (

(faculty credentials))

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least two years of experience teaching undergraduate courses preferred.

•The ability to teach Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.

• The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Interested candidates should apply online at and include a letter of application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research statement, unofficial transcripts and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Position start date is January 2, 2017, although an August 1, 2017 start is negotiable.

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