Job Posting Title: Faculty – Plant Biology - Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to start Fall 2022. The faculty member will teach a full load (12 credits) of courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. The courses to be taught include Botany, Taxonomy of Flowering Plants, Plant Anatomy, Plant Morphology, and Introductory Biology courses for majors and non-majors. Our new colleague will have a strong desire to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate research, and contribute to departmental and university service. Opportunities will exist to develop courses in their specialty that complement our current courses and fulfill departmental needs. There will also be opportunities to develop outreach and community engagement activities.
FHSU and the Department of Biological Sciences is committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF containing
Describe your experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, and explain how your experiences have reflected and formed your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (300 words max).
contact information for three professional references
PhD in biology or closely related field
Higher education teaching experience (lecture and lab)
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
Proven ability to advise and mentor students (academic and research)
Plans for a research program involving undergraduate and graduate students
RANK: Assistant Professor
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 2022
APPOINTMENT DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin October 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Robert Channell
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Biological Sciences has 16 full-time faculty positions representing the disciplines of anatomy, botany, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and zoology. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology. Graduate teaching assistants facilitate undergraduate labs; additional graduate assistantships are available through the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and four donor-supported research fellowships. Available departmental research resources include a microbiology and molecular biology research lab, extensive aquatic and terrestrial sampling equipment, excellent computing and GIS facilities, outstanding technical support, large museum collections for plants, insects, and vertebrates, a tract of native prairie, greenhouse, and other related resources. The department is housed in Albertson Hall, which includes technologically enhanced classrooms and laboratories. The department employs a full-time lab coordinator, an office manager, and a half-time greenhouse manager.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics was formed in 2015 by bringing together the departments of Agriculture, Applied Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. The college employs approximately 70 full-time faculty, about 1800 undergraduate majors, and 50+ graduate students. It also makes significant contributions to the university’s General Education program and to the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is an early-college program for high-achieving high-school students. Undergraduate students participate in technical, classroom, field, and lab experiences that many schools would reserve for graduate students. Our academic programs are innovative, and our facilities are outstanding. The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics teachers embrace a one-on-one teaching and mentoring philosophy and provide robust research opportunities for our students.
ABOUT HAYS, KS:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Travel to and from the Hays area is convenient due to our location along I-70 and daily flights at the Hays Regional Airport. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.
A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Notice of Non-discrimination:Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
Background Check:Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
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Fort Hays State University is a four-year public institution with ~15,000 students. We are a regional comprehensive institution with a Carnegie classification of Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs. Fort Hays State offers several online degree and has international campuses in China.