Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

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The Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time, one-year renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2019.

 

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

 

This position will have primary teaching responsibilities in Introductory Biology for science majors (General Biology I and/or II), upper division Biology courses (Microbiology, Genetics and/or Virology), and non-science major courses (Biology and/or Microbiology).

 

The department is interested in attracting broadly trained biologists to complement the existing faculty in biology. Opportunities for collaborative research involving undergraduates and current members of the faculty are possible using research space and equipment that may be made available by on-campus collaborators. Each candidate will be expected to teach 27 contact hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

PhD preferred (strong ABD candidates considered) and prior experience teaching undergraduates is desirable.  A personal commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

 

Review of applications will begin February 15th and continue until the position is filled.

 

For details and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs    

 

Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluation (if available) and copy of graduate transcript

 

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning.  The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

 

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers, both in the classroom and working with students on an individual basis. UT has invested heavily in the development of our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see: http://www.ut.edu/natural-and-health-sciences.

 

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.