Assistant Professor - Biology


Department: Biology

Position Summary:

The Biology Department at Monmouth University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. This anticipated position is tenure track.

The candidate would be expected to teach 9 credits of undergraduate courses per semester. Possible course assignments could include introductory courses for majors, courses for non-majors, as well as zoology, ecology, and other courses in the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy program. Development of courses for the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy major in their area of expertise is also desirable.

Strong candidates will have a background in biology, ecology, behavior, genetics, life history and habitats of animal populations in the wild with research expertise on wetlands, estuaries, or coastal watersheds at the land-water interface and the use of geographic information systems (GIS ) in their research.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Monmouth University. Candidates should be committed to a teacher-scholar model of faculty development, to high-quality teaching, to an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students, to seeking opportunities to work collaboratively with the University's Urban Coast Institute, and to seeking external funding.

Research areas of interest include population dynamics of wildlife species, environmental effects of use and exploitation of wildlife species and their wildlife habitats, and conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats.

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the University.

Applicants who apply before 12/11/2017 will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software:

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Other Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology, ecology, wildlife biology, environmental science or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Experience, or the strong potential for, research collaboration with undergraduate students.
  • Potential for collaboration with the Urban Coast Institute. Potential for success in applying for external funding.
  • A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals. Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the University beyond the level of recitation.

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Monmouth University is a private, mid-sized, residential university that is comprehensive in scope, supported by a broad commitment to the liberal arts. Founded in 1933, Monmouth offers 32 undergraduate and 23 graduate degree programs, and a doctoral program in Nursing Practice. Students benefit from a rigorous academic experience, small classes, and professors who meet the highest standards for scholarship and teaching. They participate in more than 90 active clubs and organizations including 14 fraternities and sororities, six media organizations, and an NCAA Division I athletics program fielding 21 teams, expanded to include swimming in 2015.

Monmouth's beautiful coastal campus is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, in a vibrant economic region with dynamic arts programming, American Revolution history sites, and nationally recognized parks and golf courses. The 159-acre campus features 54 buildings, which include a blend of historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.

Through its academic offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth provides a highly personalized education that prepares students to realize their potential and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world. Within its student body, 29 states and 28 foreign nations are represented.

Five centers of distinction work to promote awareness of specific issues and meet the needs of local and global communities. Our Centers, run by top experts and professors, provide important services in areas including the environment, global affairs, public policy, the arts, and real estate.

For an eleventh consecutive year Monmouth University has been included in The Princeton Review's roster of "Best 380 Colleges," and "Best 296 Business Schools," and recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a top-40 school (Master's North) in U.S. News & World Report's list of "Best Colleges" rankings. Monmouth regularly receives top rankings in veteran-friendly schools and was recently included in Money magazine's list of "Best Colleges for Your Money."

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. The University's policy is to afford equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, protected veteran status, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV related illnesses. Additionally, Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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