Microbiologist/biochemist tenure-track position

Margaret A. Kuchenreuther kuchenma at CAA.MRS.UMN.EDU
Fri Nov 21 17:25:22 EST 1997


The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual who combines broad
intellectual interests with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate
education, to fill a tenure-track microbiology and biochemistry position
beginning September 14, 1998. The selected candidate will teach a broad range of
undergraduate biology courses including introductory courses for both majors and
non-majors and courses for biology majors in microbiology, biochemistry, and
another area such as immunology, virology, or pathology. The selected candidate
will advise undergraduates. The selected candidate will pursue a research
program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of
Minnesota that could involve undergraduates. The selected candidate will share
in the governance and development of the biology program as well as the campus

Candidates must expect to receive a Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, or a
closely related field by September 14, 1998. Two years experience teaching at
the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.)

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a small, selective, residential,
undergraduate liberal arts college of the University of Minnesota. It has an
enrollment of about 1950 students with 115 faculty members. The campus is
located in west-central Minnesota, 160 miles from Minneapolis, in a small rural
community. The college is organized into four academic divisions, of which
Science and Mathematics is one. Disciplines represented in the division are
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. The
college attracts excellent students many of whom go on to graduate or
professional studies.

This tenure-track position carries all of the privileges and responsibilities of
University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent
fringe benefits, and a small-town atmosphere are among the benefits that
accompany the position. The typical teaching load is two courses per quarter.
Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D.
and at the Instructor level for others. Salary range: $33,000 to $39,000
depending upon qualifications.

Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and
undergraduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a
teaching statement in which approaches to teaching are described and past
teaching experiences are evaluated, and (2) a research statement in which the
applicant proposes a research program that is viable and accessible to advanced
students at a small liberal arts college. Send applications to:

Biology Search Committee Chair
Division of Science and Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN 56267-2128

Applications must be received by February 9, 1998.

Inquiries can be made to Margaret Kuchenreuther, Search Committee Chair, at
(320) 589-6335 (kuchenma at mrs.umn.edu). For additional information, visit

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Margaret A. Kuchenreuther
Associate Professor of Biology           
Division of Science and Mathematics                 
University of Minnesota - Morris
600 East 4th St.  
Morris, MN  56267

Phone: (320) 589-6335 or -6300 (message)
FAX:  (320) 589-6371
email:  kuchenma at caa.mrs.umn.edu 

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