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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at the Prescott, Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks to fill a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Biology to begin in August 2022. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but will also consider a hire at the Associate Professor level under special circumstances.

The department offers two B.S. degrees in Forensic Biology and Applied Biology. The successful candidate will support Applied Biology. Possible course load might be general biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, or botany classes. Department faculty are expected to display excellence in teaching across the undergraduate Biology curriculum, including service courses for other degree programs. The successful candidate will also maintain a research program that is competitive for external funding and accessible to undergraduate students. Service on departmental, campus, and university committees is also expected.

Current Biology faculty research interests include:

* wildlife and aviation/airports
* microbial, environmental and wildlife forensics
* effects of microgravity during long-term space travel

ERAU offers competitive benefits including:

* Relocation support.
* Retirement Plan with immediate vesting, a 6% gift, and match up to 4% of employee contributions.
* Health insurance, including medical, dental, vision.
* Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependents
* Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, and observation flights


A Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field is required for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to (insert link). Other desirable qualifications include undergraduate teaching experience and/or mentoring experience for undergraduate research and research interests that complement the mission of the university.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
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