Assistant Professor of Biology - Molecular Biology

Posting Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Molecular Biology
Department Biology (BIOL)
Position Category Faculty
FTE 1.00

Faculty are expected to be working on campus at least four weekdays per week during the regular academic year when classes are in session.
The academic year runs from mid-August to mid-May with three to four week break between Fall and Spring semesters.

Will driving be required? No
If temporary, list start date
If temporary, list end date
Requested start date for this position 08/01/2018
Pay Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Eligible Yes
Campus Location Northwest Denver
Full-time or Part-time Full-Time
Posting Number 201101020

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The position’s appointment will be as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. The position’s academic expertise should be in molecular biology, biologically focused biochemistry, or a related discipline.
Position offered pending final administrative approval.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Biology Department is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology who can teach biologically-focused biochemistry courses. This tenure-track Assistant Professor will have yearly teaching responsibilities of an M.S. course in Biomedical Biochemistry, an undergraduate Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry course, introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology, and an undergraduate capstone seminar on ethics and biology. This position will also have rotating teaching responsibilities including an interdisciplinary writing-intensive course in the Regis College Core Curriculum and either a biomedical sciences seminar course or a biomedical physiology laboratory. Regis College is primarily an undergraduate teaching institution whose faculty members are expected to advise students and participate in the academic governance of the department, college, and university. This position also will help contribute to the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program by participating in program meetings, working with other faculty teaching in the program, and advising students. The successful candidate must include inquiry in any laboratories taught; participate in pedagogical and curricular development in the program, department and college; and maintain active research that involves undergraduate students. Position offered pending final administrative approval.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent field awarded by August 1, 2018 and research experience in a field relevant to molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or a related field. The candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching and working with faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have experience conducting research with students, teaching experience, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Some preference may be given to candidates with the ability to teach in Spanish to possibly allow involvement in a future biology course or courses to be taught in Spanish.

About Regis

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

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Close Date
Open Until Filled (Positions may remain open until we have an adequate applicant pool or the close date listed, whichever occurs first. Please consider applying for positions as soon as possible) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by Oct. 20 may receive some consideration. Applications received after Oct. 25 are unlikely to receive substantial consideration, unless the candidate is a particularly good fit for the position.

Electronically submit

(1) a letter of application (cover letter) summarizing your interest and qualifications,

(2) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references,

(3) a statement of teaching PHILOSOPHY and INTERESTS, and

(4) a statement of research INTERESTS including HOW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS COULD BE INVOLVED in the faculty member’s research. (Submit this in the “Research Plan” document category.)

Applicants may submit another document of no more than a couple pages in the “Other” document category if it is significant and specifically important. It is expected that this will be used sparingly for specific need and that most applicants will not submit an item for this category.

Reference letters will be requested directly from those providing them for the semifinalist candidates, and reference letters should NOT be submitted with the initial application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you currently a Regis University Employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Will you have a terminal degree (Ph.D., etc.) in a field relevant to the position or will you be able to provide proof of the completion of the requirements for an approriate terminal degree in a field relevant to the position before the position start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How many collegiate course sections have you taught as the instructor responsible for both course content and course administration? Provide a single number as a response. [For example: Teaching two sections of Course A in one semester, and a section of Couse A with a section of Course B the next semester would be four (4) course sections. Serving as a Teaching Assistant for a laboratory section with content and structure established by someone else would not be considered a course section in this sense.]

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How many collegiate course or laboratory sections have you taught as a (graduate) teaching assistant or instructor where you were not responsible for both course content and course administration? Provide a single number as a response. [For example: Teaching two sections of Lab A as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in one semester, and a section of Lab A with a section of Lab B the next semester would be four (4) sections. Do not include sections taught where you had primary responsibility for course content and administration.]

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How many undergraduate and/or graduate students have you supervised in a research setting? Provide a single number as a response.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. On how many peer-reviewed, academic publications (articles, books, book chapters, etc.) are you an author? Provide a single number as a response. [Exclude published abstracts, self-published books, governmental reports, patents, or UMI "published" Dissertations/Theses from your tally.]

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Plans
Optional Documents
  1. Other