Assistant Professor of Biology – University of Dallas – Irving, TX

Job Description:
The Department of Biology at the University of Dallas seeks applicants for a tenure-track

position to begin Fall 2017. The successful candidate will regularly teach upper-division courses

that cover fundamental biological principles, an upper-division course in the candidate’s area of

specialization (computational biology or bioinformatics or biophysics or biomedical or

biostatistics), and a lower level science course for non-majors. You may have the opportunity to

occasionally teach interdisciplinary courses in collaboration with other university programs.

The successful candidate will aid in advising majors, including students interested in graduate

careers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Prepare and administer student examinations, quizzes, and homework assignments.

 Prepare and conduct comprehensive final examinations.

 Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

 In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, an assistant

professor is expected to participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for

the program and/or department.

 This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties,

responsibilities or requirements. A faculty member may be required to perform other

job-related duties as requested by the chair, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 A Ph.D. in Biology.

 Must have a record of past work in the area of computational biology/bioinformatics,

human genetics, biophysics, biomedical sciences or equivalent.

 A background in bioinformatics and/or computational biology is desired, with a strong

commitment to undergraduate research.

 Knowledge and practice of a variety of instructional methods that ensure successful

student learning.

 Demonstrated commitment to providing a classroom environment in which every

student, regardless of background, can thrive.

 Ability to support and enhance integrity of the curriculum, encouraging student success

and promoting the mission of the department.

 An understanding of and support for the Mission of the University of Dallas:

http://www.udallas.edu/about/mission.php

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 Postdoctoral experience.

APPLICATION

Candidates should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for the position,

C.V., undergraduate and graduate transcripts, the names and contact information for three

references, a research plan, a statement on teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching

effectiveness to https://udallas.wufoo.com/forms/faculty-application-for-employment/. Any

questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Stephen Slaughter, Chair, Department of

Biology, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX 75062; stephens@udallas.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS

UD provides competitive pay and benefits including eligibility to participate in medical, dental,

life & disability insurance, employee events, health & wellness program, a free fitness center, at

least 29 paid days off annually, accruing 10 days sick time, free tuition for employee and family,

and retirement plan contributions.

The University of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate against

individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, age, or disability in

the administration of its employment practices.


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