Teaching Assistant Professor – Non-tenure-track. Department of Integrative Biology

Oklahoma State University (http://integrativebiology.okstate.edu) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in a life sciences field, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and motivation to work with natural history collections. Applicants with expertise in vertebrate taxonomy are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year, ranging from introductory to upper division. Other responsibilities (25% of appointment) will entail working with OSU’s Collection of Vertebrates (COV). Duties in the COV will include contributing to the maintenance of a collection comprising >600,000 specimens from all vertebrate classes, development and implementation of policies on collection care and use, supervision of student curatorial assistants, and participation in outreach and education. The initial appointment is for three years, with continued employment during the term of appointment dependent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The position includes benefits and is renewable and eligible for promotion.

To apply, please send a single pdf with

  1. cover letter including teaching interests and any experience with natural history collections
  2. curriculum vita
  3. statement of teaching philosophy
  4. an example syllabus

Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in support. These items should be sent to Dr. Barney Luttbeg, search committee chair, at biologysearch@okstate.edu. Application review will begin March 31, 2017, with employment starting August 16, 2017.

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