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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 03/8/2017
Teaching Assistant Professor – Integrative Biology

The Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor. The initial appointment is for three years, with continued employment during the term of appointment dependent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The position includes benefits and is renewable and eligible for promotion.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year and management of OSU's Collection of Vertebrates (COV). We seek applicants with a Ph.D., a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and prior experience working with natural history collections. Applicants with broad expertise in vertebrate taxonomy are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include foundational undergraduate courses such as Introductory Biology, Ecology, and Physiology, together with upper division courses in the successful applicant's area of taxonomic expertise (e.g., Mammalogy, Ichthyology). Duties in the COV will include maintenance of a collection comprising >600,000 specimens from all vertebrate classes, development and implementation of policies on collection care and use, supervision of student curatorial assistants, and participation in outreach and education.

To apply, please send a single pdf with 1) a cover letter including teaching interests and experience with natural history collections, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) an example syllabus; also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in support to Dr. Barney Luttbeg, search committee chair, at  Application review will begin March 31, 2017, with employment starting August 16, 2017. Hiring is subject to available funding.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)