Assistant or Associate or Full Teaching Professor / Cell & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry /[]

University of Missouri System
Kansas City, Missouri, US
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Assistant or Associate or Full Teaching Professor / Cell & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry / School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Cell & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Job Description
The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a ranked, non-tenure track, full-time, 12-month, benefit-eligible Teaching Faculty position to start in July 2021. Primary responsibilities include teaching microbiology with laboratory for undergraduate and professional school students, as well as other biology courses in their areas of expertise or to meet departmental teaching needs. Additional service responsibilities include course and curriculum development, working collaboratively with other faculty members and mentoring undergraduate and graduate biology students. We seek faculty with a commitment to increasing academic and research opportunities for students of color and underrepresented minorities within the STEAM fields.
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. prior to the start of the contract period. Post-doctoral experience and/or a record of classroom teaching is advantageous, but not required.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full-time, ranked, non-tenure track, 12-month, benefit-eligible Teaching Faculty position to start in July 2021

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately, the position remains open until filled
Application Instructions
To be considered for the position, applicants must apply through the UMKC recruiting portal ( ). All applicants should submit in one .pdf file the following: a cover letter, a CV including a list of courses taught and number of students (if applicable), previous teaching evaluations (if applicable), a brief statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of culture inclusiveness in your pedagogy, and contact information for three references. Please direct related inquiries to Mary L. Flores ( ), School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5007 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.

If experiencing technical problems, please call 855-524-0002.
The Division of Biology in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences grants B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, the latter in two disciplines, Cell Biology & Biophysics and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. UMKC has a strong focus in life sciences with programs in the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. We support a summer experience and academic cohort for incoming students to better support students of color and underrepresented minorities from our surrounding urban communities. We seek faculty with a commitment to increasing academic and research opportunities for students of color and underrepresented minorities within the STEAM fields.

Diversity at UMKC is central to our mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City's greatness is reflected in our numbers where 40% of the population are people of color. The cultural diversity in our city includes African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. We cherish our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, which showcase the rich ethnic fabric of our city. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

As is stated in Pillar 4 of our strategic plan, which says to foster an environment of invigorating multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion, we aim to reflect the wonderful community in which we reside. Our values call us to position ourselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. At UMKC we seek to continually demonstrate our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity, and inclusion in our teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC's engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion

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UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City's university and we can't wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

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