Assistant Professor in Biology

    School of Arts and Sciences

    Assistant Professor in Biology

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Bridgeport invites applications for a visiting appointment in Biology commencing fall 2014. An earned doctorate in biology (or a related field) is required. ABD candidates with completion no later than September 2014, will be considered.  Teaching experience at a four year collegiate level institution is preferred.  Experience in teaching nursing students is a plus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School of Arts and Sciences and the University through departmental duties, committee service, campus activities, and to engage in scholarship and/or creative activities in accordance with the institutional goals. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of biology and  general education courses. Ideal candidates will be capable of teaching a wide range of topics of undergraduate and graduate courses (i.e., general biology,  anatomy and physiology and microbiology) and offer research opportunities to students in either cellular or environmental tracks.

Active participation in School and University wide committees and academic advising will be part of the service component.

We invite applications from candidates that have demonstrated strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses to students with different cultural and economic backgrounds, with excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate should have experience in the use of teaching technologies, such as cooperative and hybrid learning methods.

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, a current resume or curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least 3 references), statement of teaching philosophy (one-page) as well as any other document that supports excellence in teaching Biology, either electronically or by mail to:

Department of Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Bridgeport

Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Fax: (203) 576-4601

employment@bridgeport.edu

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