Faculty Position in Biology - Western State College of Colorado

Posted on 03/18/09

POSITION:
Western State College of Colorado invites applications for a full-time, temporary, non-tenure track position in biology. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory sections in introductory biology courses and an interdisciplinary science course directed at pre-service elementary education teachers. Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental assessment, lab preparations, and other duties as assigned. Possibilities exist to supervise undergraduate research.

The program in biology has more than 175 majors, a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, and eight full-time faculty members. Please visit our website for more information.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications: $37,000-$38,000 per year. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance.

START DATE:
August 2009

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and preference will be given to candidates demonstrating excellence in college-level teaching.

APPLICATION:
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Biology Search Committee
Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Hurst Hall 128
Western State College of Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81231

Please direct questions to Kevin Alexander at kalexander@western.edu; 970.943.3405; fax 970.943.7120.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

Western is a residential, four-year public undergraduate college with an enrollment of 2,400 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized undergraduate education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. The college is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about Western.

Western State College of Colorado is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.