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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Ecology/Invertebrate Zoology
Utah Valley University

  • Nov. 29, 2017
  • Faculty - Assistant Professor - Ecology/Invertebrate Zoology
  • N/A
  • Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Animal Science
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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Ecology/Invertebrate Zoology

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in Ecology/Invertebrate Zoology within the Department of Biology. This position will begin August 2018. Candidates must have a Doctorate in Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology or a related biological discipline. Excellent teaching skills with a strong commitment to effective teaching are essential. Responsibilities include: develop and teach General Ecology (BIOL 3700), Invertebrate Zoology (ZOOL 3200), and introductory biology courses for majors (BIOL 1610/1620) and non-majors (BIOL 1010) as needed. Develop additional courses in the area of expertise to meet department needs. Develop and supervise a research program in the field of expertise that involves undergraduate student participation and results in peer-reviewed publication and presentations at professional conferences. Serve on department, college, and university committees as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in ecology/invertebrate zoology related areas. Teaching experience in the biological sciences at the college level.
  • ABD applications will be considered, although an offer is contingent on doctorate verification received by June 30, 2018.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the theory and practice of biology education, and research methods in the fields of Ecology and Invertebrate Zoology.
  • Demonstrable skill in techniques and approaches for teaching in large and small classrooms, laboratories and field settings.
  • Demonstrable abilities to develop curricula and teach courses, communicate in written and verbal form, work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.
  • Demonstrable ability and desire to mentor undergraduate student research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching or research experience beyond a doctorate in ecology, invertebrate zoology, aquatic/freshwater ecology, or biology. Demonstrated experience in successfully designing and implementing college-level courses, developing project-based curricula, and conducting research with undergraduate students.

Physical Requirements:

May be required to teach evening or weekend classes (negotiable).

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC16017

Open Date: 11/28/2017

Review Start Date: 12/28/2017

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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