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Assistant Professor - Microbiology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Life Sciences

Position Summary:

The Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites qualified applications for our tenure-track position in Microbiology. Highly motivated, collegial individuals with a passion for undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. Position starts August, 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate lecture and lab biology courses, including core courses of the biology major, microbiology, and advanced courses dependent on the candidate’s expertise and department needs
  • Participate in scholarly activities and remain professionally active in the scientific community
  • Provide academic advising to biology majors
  • Become active in department, college, and university service

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in microbiology or closely related field completed by August 1, 2020
  • Broad understanding of foundational concepts in biology and microbiology
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students
  • Demonstrate a sincere commitment to undergraduate education
  • Experience with current and traditional laboratory techniques in microbiology 
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and other issues of historical marginalization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with various applications of microbiology, medical microbiology, and immunology
  • Ability to advise students pursuing potential careers in healthcare
  • Willingness to foster meaningful undergraduate research

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Biology currently has 23 faculty and staff members and 276 majors. Most students are interested in healthcare or ecology. The department offers an undergraduate degree in biology with emphases in biohealth/physiology, botany, cytotechnology, ecology, molecular biology/genetics, secondary education, and zoology.

Platteville

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by December 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references, at least two of which should address the candidate’s teaching.
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Richard Dhyanchand, 608-342-6155

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

Diversity Statement

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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