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Assistant Professor-Biology

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
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Posting Number F0562019
Working Title Assistant Professor-Biology
Department Org 362000 - Biology
Position Summary

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Cell Biology. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and begins August 16, 2020.

The UCA Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

We seek an outstanding educator who desires to engage undergraduate and masters students in the classroom and the research laboratory. The primary teaching responsibility will be the junior-level course, Cell Biology. We also value candidates who can contribute to one or more related areas in the undergraduate curriculum and graduate curriculum, including introductory biology, genetics, and elective courses for undergraduate majors and/or graduate students.

Development of a productive and sustainable research program in any area of cell biology involving both undergraduate and Masters level students is expected, and individuals who could employ confocal microscopy are encouraged to apply. The position offers an initial reduced teaching load, dedicated research space, start-up funding, and opportunities for internal grants as well as support for writing and submitting external grants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required Education and/or Experience

Ph.D. is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 08/16/2020
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/15/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans indicating where students may participate, and the names and contact information for three references to our on-line application portal at https://jobs.uca.edu.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Brent Hill, Chair, Department of Biology (bhill@uca.edu). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019.

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