Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Indianapolis

Posted May 03, 2021

Employment Type Faculty

Compensation Compensation is based upon experience and level of education

Company University of Indianapolis

Location 1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
US


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COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.   

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.   

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Biology Department seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of biological anthropology with experience in teaching gross anatomy, to begin August 2021. Applicants with specialties in paleoanthropology or human development and adaptation are preferred. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position.

 

Teaching duties will include undergraduate anatomy with vertebrate dissection, graduate human anatomy with cadaver dissection, evolution, and courses in the applicant's specialty area(s). Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing program strengths, which currently include skeletal biology, forensics, evolutionary biology, and human variation. The successful candidate will also be expected to attract and advise Master’s level graduate students and perform administrative duties related to graduate programs and/or coordinating anatomy offerings and laboratories.


Qualifications: Ph.D. or evidence of completion by start date required; formal graduate training in human gross anatomy; prior university-level teaching experience; and an active research program or the potential to establish one. The successful candidate is expected to have an aptitude and commitment to innovative teaching and student mentoring. In addition, the candidate should be able to involve both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in research projects as appropriate for a teaching-focused institution. Faculty members at UIndy are expected to serve the department, the University, and the wider community.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  We also seek applicants with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement.  Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.

For primary consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15, 2021. Offer is contingent upon final approval of funding.

Information on the University of Indianapolis and its undergraduate and graduate programs is available at www.uindy.edu. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Sandra L. Davis at sdavis@uindy.edu.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach undergraduate anatomy with vertebrate dissection, graduate human anatomy with cadaver dissection, evolution, and courses in the applicant's specialty area(s)
  • Attract and advise Master’s level graduate students
  • Perform administrative duties related to graduate programs
  • Coordinate anatomy offerings and laboratories
  • Serve the department, the University, and the wider community
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. or evidence of completion by start date required
  • Some experience with university-level teaching required
  • An active research program or the potential to establish one is required
  • Aptitude and commitment to innovative teaching and student mentoring required
  • Formal graduate training in human gross anatomy
  • Ability to involve both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in research projects as appropriate for a teaching-focused institution
BENEFITS

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking