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Botany Assistant Professor | Tenure Track | I00814

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must electronically submit a teaching philosophy and research philosophy. These documents should be submitted as part of the online application. The teaching philosophy should be submitted using the “Teaching Philosophy” tab and the plan for Research Philosophy should be submitted using the “Optional Document” tab. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are also required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the "Transcripts’ selection under documents or mail them to: David Krayesky, Search Chair Biology Department 300 Vincent Science Hall Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, PA 16057 At least 3 letters of reference are also required. They may be submitted by (1) uploading using the online system, (2) providing contact information (specifically email addresses) for references using the online system when solicited to do so as part of the application process or (3) mailing the letters to the search chair at the above address. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number I00814
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Botany Assistant Professor | Tenure Track | I00814
Employee Group Faculty
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
Location Main Campus
Department Biology
Pay Rate
Employment Type Regular FT
Work Schedule

Teaching schedule for the 2018-19 academic year has not as yet been created though the faculty member will have a 24 hour teaching schedule.

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Slippery Rock University invites applications for a broadly trained botanist for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2018. Responsibilities will include teaching general botany, courses in the area of specialization, biology majors courses, and non-major biology courses included in the Liberal Studies Program, as well as establishing a productive research program in the candidate’s area of expertise that can involve undergraduates.

The applicant must exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching in a Liberal Arts setting, and contribute to department, college, and university committees. Candidates must provide teaching and research philosophies as well as evidence of effectiveness in teaching and research. The department expects the faculty to conduct research leading to publication in peer-reviewed, professional journals in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

ABD in a sub-discipline of the biological sciences, PhD must be completed by July 1, 2018. Evidence of professional competence, and ability to work productively with students and colleagues. Commitment to the education of diverse populations. Successful performance in an on campus interview, including a teaching and a research presentation.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date
Closing Date
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Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Affirmative Action Statement

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran’s status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must electronically submit a teaching philosophy and research philosophy. These documents should be submitted as part of the online application. The teaching philosophy should be submitted using the “Teaching Philosophy” tab and the plan for Research Philosophy should be submitted using the “Optional Document” tab.
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are also required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the "Transcripts’ selection under documents or mail them to:

David Krayesky, Search Chair
Biology Department
300 Vincent Science Hall
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

At least 3 letters of reference are also required. They may be submitted by (1) uploading using the online system, (2) providing contact information (specifically email addresses) for references using the online system when solicited to do so as part of the application process or (3) mailing the letters to the search chair at the above address.

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Professional Reference Letter 3
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  4. Professional Reference Letter
  5. Professional Reference Letter 2