As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University’s seeks a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by demonstrating academic excellence and the potential for distinctive contributions to the holistic development of students. Experience and/or interest in academic leadership is encouraged. This position is available to begin in either January or August of 2024.
The Department of Biology at Marian University is a collaborative academic community committed to fostering student engagement, active learning, problem solving, and hands-on learning. The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biology with B.S. concentrations in Cell and Molecular Biology, Health Science, Exercise Science, Environmental Biology, and Environmental Science with emphasis on developing transformative leaders for service to the world in a variety of areas of healthcare, government, and education. Internal collaboration opportunities also exist across Chemistry, Exercise Science, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities and resources for people of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender identity, age, economic background, disability status, or any other social or physical component of their identity. Through our curriculum, our classrooms, our scholarship, our outreach to the community, and ourselves, we seek to acknowledge and carefully address existing biases, barriers, and uses and abuses of power and privilege. This commitment to reducing discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion is rooted in the Franciscan Values of Marian University, which make social justice an indispensable part of our calling.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies
- Teaching Load: Marian utilizes a diversified work plan model. Most full-time faculty teach 3-4 courses per semester.
- Teach biochemistry lectures and laboratories, teach in related areas depending on the expertise of the successful candidate and departmental needs.
- Share in the ongoing development and implementation of department and college activities and projects.
- Engage in research, scholarship, and other professional activities.
Mentor and advise students through academic advising, clubs, research and internship opportunities, particularly those of pre-professional or pre-medical programs.
- Participate in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs.
- A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or Biology/Chemistry with emphasis on Biochemistry.
- Demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction.
- Demonstrated interest in curriculum and program development.
- Potential for ongoing scholarship including but not limited to research, publication, and activity in professional associations.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be a team player who can collaborate with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
- A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that ensures all types of students can succeed.
- For appointment as Associate Professor, evidence of sustained excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service as well as experience commensurate with the criteria for Associate Professor according to the Marian University Faculty Handbook.