Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK
Position Type: Faculty
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Job Category: OTRS Classified
Biology Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.
Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. The general schedule for this position is 40 hours a week, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The salary for this position is commensurate with credentials and experience.
The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,300 undergraduate students in 27 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
The Biology Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education through transformative learning and research. The department is seeking a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology who is committed to excellence in teaching and collaborative student-centered research. Primary areas of teaching responsibility include Biology for Majors: Principles, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy. Duties include teaching day/evening undergraduate Biology courses, scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, and university appropriate to rank and appointment.
**Special Instructions for Applicants**
For full consideration, online applications should include:
List of three references with contact information
Transcripts for all undergraduate, graduate, and any degrees in progress
An earned Ph.D. in Biology or related field from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution is required. (Exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).
Demonstrable oral and written communication skills required.
Experience teaching and directing research at the undergraduate level preferred.
Ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff.
Reports to the Chair of the department and the Dean of the College.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.PDN-9647278b-fff9-4c30-a3e7-f0fb4cdec8ad
Associated topics: bioengineering, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biotechnology, genome, immunobioengineering, life science, neurobiology, pathophysiology, protein