[Plant-education] Genetics Faculty Position-Truman State University

Jeff Osborn josborn at truman.edu
Tue Sep 6 08:42:15 EST 2005

Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics)

Truman State University

Position: Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics), available August  
21, 2006.  Nine-month appointment, tenure-track.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will teach a sophomore- 
level Genetics course, Introductory Biology, and, depending on  
specialty, an upper‑level elective course(s).  Research area in  
genetics is open; candidates with expertise in developmental or  
bacterial genetics are encouraged to apply.  Teaching and research  
are mutually supportive activities at Truman; candidates should be  
strongly committed to the ‘teacher-scholar’ model in a liberal  
arts and sciences institution and to maintaining both quality  
teaching and an active research program involving undergraduates and  
M.S. students.  A research laboratory in our new Science building and  
competitive start-up funds will be provided.  Truman faculty members  
also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities  
within the University.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Biology, or related field, by August 2006
Research experience in Genetics
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Evidence of scholarly effectiveness
Preferred Qualifications
Previous teacher-scholar experience at a liberal arts institution
Previous experience mentoring undergraduate research students

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor.  Salary is commensurate with  
experience.  Truman offers an attractive benefits package including  
life, health, and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and  
reimbursement for moving expenses.

Program:  The Biology discipline is part of the Science Division at  
Truman State University.  The discipline has 25 faculty members and  
approximately 500 undergraduate majors and ten Masters-level  
students.  The discipline also offers courses in Truman’s Liberal  
Studies Program.  Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and  
offices are located in the new science building on campus.  For more  
information about the Biology program, please visit http:// 

The University:  A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a  
highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university  
focused on providing its 6000 students with broad liberal arts  
experiences and depth of study in 45 undergraduate majors and six  
graduate programs.  Truman is nationally recognized for the quality  
of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its  
leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous  
improvement.  For the ninth consecutive year, Truman, Missouri’s  
public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized as  
the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region – Master’s  
Category by U. S. News & World Report.  Located in Kirksville, Truman  
plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served  
by commuter air service and Amtrak.  More information about Truman  
State University can be found at www.truman.edu and faculty positions  
at http://academics.truman.edu/jobs.

Application:  Send a letter of application; current curriculum vitae;  
statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to the liberal arts  
and sciences and student development; statement of research interests  
and goals; three recent letters of recommendation; and all graduate  
and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable, official copies of  
graduate transcripts required prior to hiring) to:  Dr. Jeffrey  
Osborn, Genetics Search, Division of Science, Truman State  
University, 100 East Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221.   
International applicants also must provide proof of eligibility to  
work in the U.S. and documentation of degrees if transcripts are not  
used.  Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2005 and  
continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity  
employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the  
Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jeffrey M. Osborn
Division of Science
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221, USA

Tele:  (660) 785-4017
Fax:  (660) 785-4045
E-mail:  josborn at truman.edu
Web:  http://www2.truman.edu/~josborn/

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