Assistant Professor Biology and Program Coordinator
New Orleans, LA
Job posting number: #7067306
Posted: June 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/professions institution, located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana, invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Program Coordinator with faculty rank of at least the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) effective Fall 2020.
Job Description: The program coordinator provides leadership in curriculum review and development for the major and general education program, assessment and evaluation of the biology program for institutional effectiveness, course scheduling, student advising, and other administrative matters. The coordinator must submit reports as requested by the chair and college dean and manages the program’s faculty and staff, including hiring and evaluating faculty and staff. The program coordinator’s position is a nine-month appointment that reports to the chair of the School of STEM.
The successful applicant will teach nine (9) credit hours each semester in his/her area(s) of specialization and at the discretion of the college dean or Vice President for Academic Affairs. The applicant is expected to use innovative and technologically-appropriate approaches to engage students in learning and should possess the ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities. It is expected that the applicant will engage in research, publish in reputable academic journals, advise students, and engage in public service at the university and the local community.
Qualifications: This position is ideal for a collaborative and transformational leader who can build on existing strengths of the Biology Program. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the biological sciences, a minimum of two years of successful leadership experience such as a department chair or program/course coordinator, and experience in securing extramural grants and in developing successful research collaborations. For appointment as an associate professor, applicants must demonstrate an exemplary record of achievement in teaching, research, and service.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit an application form, cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of leadership philosophy, a statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts are required of all finalists), and three (3) letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s teaching and research skills to Dillard University’s Career Center. Hiring Manager Dr. Eric Buckles.