The Biology Department at Augsburg College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Biology. We seek an individual with broad training in plant biology, plant ecology, plant-microbe interactions, agroecology, plant breeding, plant genetics, horticulture, plant-insect interactions, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will teach an upper division course in plant biology, an elective in the candidate’s area of specialization, and introductory biology courses in some years. The ideal candidate will establish an active and sustained research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students. The department will move into a new state-of-the-art Science building with plant research facilities in early 2018.
The Biology Department is among the largest departments on campus based on student enrollment and provides a vibrant work environment in which students and faculty frequently engage. We seek a dedicated teacher and colleague who is committed to academic rigor and providing authentic research experiences for undergraduates in our program. The new building includes a custom-designed greenhouse, two walk-in growth houses and four stand-alone growth chambers.
The successful candidate will integrate the new facilities into their research and teaching, and will oversee the plant growth facilities. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree at the time of appointment and prior teaching experience. Postdoctoral experience and experience mentoring undergraduates in research is looked upon favorably. The successful candidate will be engaged in their subfield of biology through participation with and presentation at professional meetings at the regional and/or national level. Service to the department through committee work, mentoring and advising as well as participation on College committees or other initiatives is expected.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of offer). As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide a statement of Teaching Philosophy, a Proposed Research statement which includes a plan for undergraduate researcher involvement and equipment/funding that will be required to sustain the research. In addition, the names of three professional references are required. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin on June 1st and the position will remain open until filled. Start date is January 1st, 2018 or as negotiated. Further information is available at www.augsburg.edu/hr/faculty.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with education and experience
Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The College’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocat...ion, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia. In addition, the Augsburg Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) and the Augsburg McNair programs fund student researchers and organize the annual symposium of Augsburg student research called Zyzzogeton.
Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.