Assistant Professor of Biology
Silver City, NM
Job posting number: #7152228
Posted: June 6, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Use appropriate teaching methods to facilitate student learning for Biology courses.
1. Teaching responsibilities consist of 12 credit hours per semester, comprising of lectures and labs.
2. Primary responsibilities will be instruction of undergraduate general biology for health science and non-science majors, and other courses withing the instruction’s expertise. Coursework will be delivered both on-campus and online. Online students may include dual-enrollment students pursuing college credit. Preference will be given to candidates with online teaching experience, expertise in organismal biology, and/or experience working with government agencies within the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture.
3. Develops syllabi, maintain materials, and supplies for the classes assigned.
4. Advises students for major and minor degree plans.
5. Teaches students how to study and develop good working habits.
6. Supervises students participating in undergraduate, student-directed research.
7. Maintains a safe working environment and complies with all state and federal safety regulations.
8. Incorporates current technology into courses as appropriate, and teach online and/or televised courses as needed.
9. Conducts research program or other scholarship activities suitable to a small, teaching university that accommodates the inclusion of undergraduate students.
10. Provides professional contributions within areas of expertise as appropriate.
11. Participates in departmental and University committees and special projects.
12. Provides a broad range of administrative and supervisory functions. Supervises assigned staff in accordance with WNMU personnel practices including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, guidance, etc. Participates in the process of ongoing personal and professional development. Maintains comprehensive communication among all contacts (internal and external). Models professional standards and ethics in accordance with WNMU philosophy.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology, Botany, or other Life Science strongly preferred. Master’s degree in Biology or relevant related field is required, with successful experience and broad background in general biology, with an emphasis on organismal field research experience. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
Possess a broad background in Biology. Experience teaching both online and on-campus, including any labs. Experience working with underprepared students in a small classroom environment, and knowledge teaching students how to study and develop good working habits. Background in current teaching research strategies and new approaches to pedagogy will be an asset. Must be able to adapt to instructional needs of the department depending on circumstances. Must be knowledgeable of university policies and procedures. Must be able to handle multiple deadlines and maintain accuracy. Must be sensitive to cultural differences within the University and community. Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications.
Working Conditions/ Physical Demands (With or Without Accommodations)
Normal classroom and laboratory environment. May be required to lift normal office equipment and materials. Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. May be required to work additional hours or days depending on circumstances.