THREE TENURE-TRACK BIOLOGY POSITIONS
GENETICS, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, & BIOLOGY EDUCATION
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
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