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Plant Cell Biology/Physiology - Faculty Position

Jeffrey M. Osborn josborn at truman.edu
Mon Aug 23 15:08:11 EST 2004


Truman State University invites applications for three, tenure-track 
Biology faculty positions, starting August 2005. Appointments are 
expected at the Assistant Professor level for positions 1 & 2 and at the 
Assistant or Associate Professor level for Position 3. Teaching and 
research are mutually supportive activities at Truman; candidates should 
be strongly committed to the 'teacher-scholar' model in a liberal arts 
and sciences institution and to maintaining both quality teaching and an 
active research program involving undergraduates and M.S. students.  A 
research laboratory in our new Science building and competitive start-up 
funds will be provided.  Truman faculty members also serve as academic 
advisors and have service responsibilities within the University. In 
addition to the courses listed below, teaching responsibilities include 
rotation through a majors and/or non-majors Introductory Biology course.
(1)  Developmental Genetics or Bacterial Genetics - to teach a 
sophomore-level Genetics course and, depending on specialty, an 
upper-level course in either Developmental Biology or Microbiology.  
Research area is open for both specialties.

(2)  Plant Cell Biology/Physiology - to teach a sophomore-level Cell 
Biology course and a junior-level Plant Physiology course.  We are 
especially interested in candidates whose research addresses 
cellular-level questions and who have broad training in plant biology.

(3)  Biology Education/Pedagogy - to coordinate and teach first-year 
biology courses, teach upper-level course(s) in area of specialty, 
conduct research in the area of biological education and pedagogy, and 
provide leadership in emerging undergraduate science education 
initiatives and funding opportunities.  Good leadership and 
communication skills are essential for this position.  We are especially 
interested in candidates with demonstrated experience in this area.  
Appointment at the Associate level will be considered for candidates 
with meritorious credentials and who have served at least five years in 
rank at the Assistant level.

Truman is Missouri's statewide, highly selective, public liberal arts 
and sciences university, and it graduates the second-largest number of 
undergraduate biology majors among public institutions in the state.  
Truman has been ranked as the number one public university in the 
Midwest Region (Master's category) for the last eight years by U.S. News 
and World Report, and is one of only a few public undergraduate 
institutions on the US News 2003 list of top institutions offering 
Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. Truman is nationally 
recognized for its innovative assessment program and commitment to a 
broad-based liberal arts and sciences education.  Students benefit from 
a university-wide 15:1 student:faculty ratio and opportunities to work 
closely with faculty conducting research.  For more information about 
the University and the Biology program, please visit 
<http://www.truman.edu> and <http://biology.truman.edu>.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or have a targeted completion date of 
August 2005 (Ed.D. will also be considered for the Biology 
Education/Pedagogy position).  Complete applications include: cover 
letter clearly indicating desired position, curriculum vitae, statements 
of teaching philosophy and research interests/goals (including an 
understanding of and support for the liberal arts and sciences), copies 
of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of 
reference.  All application materials should be sent to Dr. Jeffrey 
Osborn, Search Committee (specify position), Division of Science, Truman 
State University, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221, Tele: 660-785-4017.  Review 
of complete applications will begin September 20, 2004 and will continue 
until the positions are filled. 

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer 
committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act.


Jeffrey M. Osborn
Division of Science
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221, USA

Tele:  (660) 785-4017
Fax:  (660) 785-4045
E-mail:  josborn at truman.edu
Internet: http://www2.truman.edu/~josborn/

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