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Assistant Professorship in Genetics
About the Position: The Biology Department at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in GENETICS, beginning September 16, 2014. We seek an individual who is committed to undergraduate and MS student education and who will establish a vigorous research program that involves students.  Our department is committed to increasing the quantitative skill set of biology majors and emphasizing quantitative approaches to biological research.  Successful applicants for this position will demonstrate a strong quantitative approach in a genetics research program.  They will also clearly articulate how they can translate their enthusiasm for quantitative work into a rigorous statistics course and how they can contribute to a genetics course reflecting contemporary problems in genetics.

The Biology Department is committed to the University’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.

About the College/Department: Biology
Position Responsibilities:
  • Teach our core course in Genetics (Biol 321)
  • Teach the introductory statistics course for majors (Biol 340, Biometrics)
  • Teach one course in our introductory biology sequence
  • Teach a 400-level course in area of expertise
  • Establish an active research program
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) students’ research projects
  • Seek extramural funding for research program
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biological sciences, mathematics or related field
  • Postdoctoral experience in genetics using quantitative or statistical approaches including, but not limited to, modeling or bioinformatics
  • Evidence of the potential to teach Biol 321 (Genetics)
  • Evidence of the potential to teach Biol 340 (Biometrics)
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute to our 400-level curriculum
  • Evidence of effective scholarship in genetics
  • Evidence of the potential to establish a research program in area of expertise that includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of potential to teach Biol 432 (our capstone course in evolution)
  • Evidence of potential to teach Biol 324 (molecular biology laboratory course)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues
Academic Emphasis: Genetics
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Interested candidates must apply online.  Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize the online application system.   For application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website http://www.wwu.edu/jobs.  

Attach a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a detailed statement of research plans.

Arrange for three (3) recommendation letters to be sent to:

Or to:
Geneticist Search Committee
Department of Biology, MS-9160
Western Washington University
516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9160
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Job Posted: 8/12/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review (including attached materials and letters of recommendation) begins October 21, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130397
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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