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Microbiology Tenure-Track (Category I) Faculty

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Glendale, Colorado, US
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
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Posting Details Posting Number F00794 Position Title Microbiology Tenure-Track (Category I) Faculty Position Number F00206 Salary for Announcement The salary range for this position is $54,000 - $63,000 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty, and training. The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Employee Category Faculty-CAT I Department Biology EClass Code Full time faculty - 9 mo with benefits Position Summary The Department of Biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position with an emphasis in Microbiology. This position exists to serve as a full-time tenure-track member of the biology faculty teaching 12 credits per semester, building and developing their own research program, mentoring undergraduate research, and providing academic advising to students. MSU Denver and the Department of Biology are committed to active and strategic initiatives in our work toward educational equity and promoting a culture of access and inclusion for our students, staff, and faculty. We seek to sustain an inclusive community where all individuals at MSU Denver and in the Department of Biology are respected, feel a sense of belonging, and are provided proper resources and skillsets to be successful. This success is not limited to our biology-focused education, but also to the broader development of our students as engaged citizens and valued contributors to the discipline, the community, and society. At MSU Denver, we recognize the value of everyone and every group as part of an inclusive community of belonging. Differences can include but are not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, physical appearance, pregnancy, marital/partner status, age, (dis)ability, neurodiversity, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, education, gender identity/expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, and more. We recognize that these differences can be visible or invisible. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. Our student population consists of over 50% first-generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Duties/Responsibilities Teach 12 credit hours per semester, including all required laboratories. The successful candidate will teach lower division courses that may include Introductory Biology, Introductory Microbiology for Nursing students, General Microbiology w/lab, as well as upper division microbiology courses that could include microbial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, microbial genetics, virology, immunology, microbial ecology, and mycology. The candidate will be expected to establish a robust research agenda and programming that aims to build undergraduate research projects for our students. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide academic advising, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in service to the department, college, university, professional, and/or community. Expectations for teaching, academic advising, scholarly activities, and service are clearly defined by university and departmental guidelines for retention, tenure, and promotion. Required Qualifications Earned doctorate in microbiology or closely related discipline by July 1, 2022. Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to teach introductory-level biology courses and lower and upper division microbiology courses, such as general microbiology, microbial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, or similar courses as evidenced by teaching experience, research experience, graduate training, and/or professional expertise. Experience conducting research with undergraduate student involvement. Experience working with diverse populations as described below. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, nontraditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners. Posting date 09/03/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 10/08/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants Complete applications received by Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. All applicants must submit an application and the documents outlined below through our online system, IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter explicitly relating education and experience to the qualifications and responsibilities listed in the position summary. 3. Teaching Philosophy 4. Research Statement that should include research interests and proposed undergraduate projects uploaded into the section labeled "Other Document." 5. A list of three professional references and their contact information uploaded into the "References" section. 6. Unofficial Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). If you do not have unofficial transcripts at the time you apply, you must upload them by the full consideration date of October 8, 2021 by 11:59 PM MST. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees. MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link: Employee Benefits Offerings Diversity Statement Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Applicant Documents Required Documents * Curriculum Vitae * Cover Letter/Letter of Application * Teaching Philosophy * Other Document * References Optional Documents * Unofficial Transcripts Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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