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Visiting Assistant Professor - Biology
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University of Colorado | Colorado Springs, CO
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The Department of Biology at the University of ColoradoColorado Springs invites applications for a nine-month appointment as aVisiting Assistant Professor to start in August of 2018. This is temporary position to fill atenure-track vacancy while a full search is conducted. Applicants must have aPhD in biology or a closely related science discipline and a strong commitment toundergraduate teaching. Teaching load (4-3) will be comprised of core andelective lecture and laboratory classes within the biology major. Specifically,candidates must be able to teach lecture classes in ecology and animalphysiology, as well as laboratory sections of general biology. Additionalcourse assignments will be based on departmental needs and the qualificationsand experience of the person hired. Preference will be given to applicants withprevious college teaching experience and expertise in animal ecophysiology.

TheUniversity enrolls ~ 12,000 students with ~ 750 undergraduate Biology majors.The Department of Biology is dedicated to outstanding teaching and research atthe undergraduate and Master's levels (www.uccs.edu/~biology). The Biology Department offers a B.S.degree in biology, with an option in biomedical science. Details of theseprograms can be found at http://www.uccs.edu/biology/future-students/undergraduate-degree-options.html. The graduate program offers an MSc inBiology, with several options, including Molecular and Cellular Biology.Details of the graduate program can be found at http://www.uccs.edu/biology/future-students/graduate-program.html.

UCCS isamong the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently rankedas one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report.Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offersmany recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


The Universityof Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefitsprograms can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

The University of Colorado iscommitted to providing a safe and productive learning, living and workingcommunity. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, whenappropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity andaffirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and infurtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes andembraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability,age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, geneticinformation, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs oractivities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for withdisabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork.

Required Qualifications:

* PhD in Biology or a closely related area

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous college teaching experience

About University of Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic hospital, which means it is always among the first - and sometimes is the first - to bring new treatments to the bedside. UCH has long been recognized as one of the United States' best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and independent ratings agencies like HealthGrades, the American Nurse Credentialing Association and University HealthSystems Consortium. Though its practitioners provide care at many satellite clinics throughout Colorado, the hospital itself is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Co. It shares some of the most beautiful, advanced health care facilities anywhere with the physicians of the renowned, research-rich University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.