Assistant Professor of Biology - Anatomy & Physiology

Assistant Professor of Biology - Anatomy & Physiology

Human Resources
Monday, October 21, 2013
Teaches undergraduate biology courses offered by the university. Supervises student research, interns and advises students. Participates in all department, various school, and University-wide tasks and activities.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Natural and Social Sciences
Reports To: Dean (Dr. Marcel Kerr)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Job Description:


Designs course content to deliver undergraduate biology course content in accordance with the departmental mission and curriculum.

Adheres to established class schedules and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, technology requests and other required documents in timely manner.

Attends appropriate training opportunities to remain current in University computer technology and curricular objectives.

Conducts research, writes and submits articles for publications in academic journals.

Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers.

Participates in curriculum and program development by contributing to departmental and school strategic plans.

Represents the University in professional settings and by developing and maintaining strong relationships with profit and non-profit organizations.

Recruits prospective students and advises undergraduates.

Supervises and evaluates interns and work-study students as necessary.

Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Doctorate in Biological Sciences. Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research in required.

Thorough understanding of Biology curriculum and its application in the classroom especially as it relates to the education of undergraduate biology student.
Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
Ability to provide service to both the University and the community.
Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to use discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general discipline-specific periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, students, and University employees.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, & volume. Ability to apply mathematical concepts relevant to the discipline.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

Duties involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, explosives, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.   To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three references; as well as a statement of personal teaching philosophy and research interests to: Biology Search Committee, Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or  Visit for more information.

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