Tenure-Track Faculty: Assistant Professor, Biology (Ecology & Evolution), College of Arts & Sciences

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Job posting number: #7111694

Posted: September 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges-2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools-2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu

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Job Description:
The Sacred Heart University Department of Biology invites applications from qualified candidates for appointment to a tenure-track position in the field of Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall Academic 2023-2024 Year. The department seeks a broadly trained ecologist with expertise and research interests in invertebrate or plant biology and its applications to terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching in both major and non-major courses and possess a strong appreciation for the mission of the University and its student-centered focus. The successful candidate must also be able to develop a scholarly research program that engages undergraduates.

In addition to teaching courses in the candidate's area of specialization, the faculty member filling this position will play a major role in teaching Ecology & Evolution lecture and labs, and will be responsible for transporting students to and from field sites. Other teaching responsibilities might include courses in animal or environmental biology, as well as introductory biology and courses in the University core curriculum.


Requirements:
PhD in Biology or a related field required (ABD considered).
Significant teaching or post-doctoral experiences preferred.
Candidates should also support Sacred Heart University's commitment to university service, community service, and the intellectual and ethical development of all students.
Candidates for the position will value the University's Catholic identity, tradition, and spirit
The successful candidate will actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. They will participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide their approach to all aspects of their job and the community as a whole and demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.



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