Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy

Southern Oregon University

Ashland , OR

Job posting number: #7092991

Posted: January 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Official Transcripts
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) a cover letter introducing the applicant’s qualifications for and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy (1 page max); (4) research statement describing the research program you will pursue at SOU and how you will involve undergraduate students (in the research document section, 2 page max); (5) a diversity statement explaining your experience with and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion (1 page max); and (6) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application, please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at [email protected] or by phone at (541)552-8553.

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Appointment Basis 9 months
FTE 1.0
Department Biology
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $61,121-$64,863 (Asst Professor Year-in-Rank 1-4, CIP $0, CBA Table 12C) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary
The Divisions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Communication, and the Environment (BCE) at Southern Oregon University (SOU) are seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor with joint appointments in Biology and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Environmental Science & Policy, with a specialization in applied aquatic ecology, stream ecology, wetland ecology, or limnology. The candidate should demonstrate competency in biology and environmental sciences broadly with specific interests in aquatic ecology and/or applied biology of aquatic systems. Preference will be given to candidates with an organismal focus.

Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline, or ABD, from an accredited institution.

We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise, as well as core courses and electives in the Biology and Environmental Science & Policy programs. Proven teaching ability and demonstrable research activity are essential. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, student advising, and continued scholarly practice.

Candidates should show excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and management experience, demonstrable applied field research, and capacity for undergraduate research/program advising. Teaching responsibilities may include online courses. Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.

We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of February 10, 2022.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing. Southern Oregon University is committed to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and research that advances our understanding of local, regional, and global environmental issues.

The Biology and Environmental Science & Policy programs are actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Minimum Qualifications
• Terminal degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline, or ABD, from an accredited institution.
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education,
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.
• Ability to teach lower-division biology and environmental science courses.
• Ability to teach an organismal level biology course
Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline at the time of appointment from an accredited institution.
• More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Experience teaching and supervising students, including students from diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience with undergraduate research mentoring
•Ability to teach courses in research methodology, including geographic information systems.
• Scholarly research experience in aquatic ecology, biology of aquatic systems and aquatic organisms, stream ecology, or wetland ecology
• Preference will be given to candidates with an organismal focus.
• Ability to work well with a highly interdisciplinary team
Physical Demands
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using a computer.



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