TEMPORARY FACULTY POSITION
STARTING AUGUST 2012
Description: Humboldt State University’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for one full-time temporary faculty position in Animal/Human Physiology for academic years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2012 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 will be contingent upon programmatic need and satisfactory performance evaluation. Depending on available funding and programmatic need, this position may be extended for one additional year.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans available to HSU faculty can be found at the following website: www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty- Unit%203.pdf.
Professional Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Candidates with considerable progress towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• Expertise in animal or human physiology;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses to diverse students (majors, general education students,
• Ability and/or interest in preparing individuals to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society.
Professional Duties: Responsibilities may include teaching lower and upper division courses in human physiology, upper division courses in animal physiology and supervision of undergraduate research. Other responsibilities will depend on the expertise of the applicant; possibilities include teaching lower division Principles of Biology, Introductory Zoology, or upper division Genetics Lab. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.
General Information: Humboldt State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, HSU is one of the premier, public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state.
Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt. The Department of Biological Sciences is known for providing students with balanced and well-rounded degrees in Biology, Botany, and Zoology. We also have an active graduate (Masters level) program in Biology. Resources for study include: the newly renovated Telonicher Marine Lab; a 90 ft. oceangoing vessel, the Coral Sea; molecular biology and tissue culture core facilities; scanning and transmission electron microscopes; and environmental chambers. More information can be found on the Department website: http://www.humboldt.edu/biosci.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu.
Application: Qualified candidates should send (by email or US mail) a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review), and three recent letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Bruce O’Gara, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826- 4166
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7524.
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 16, 2012. Early response is encouraged. Candidates are welcome to e-mail Bruce.OGara@humboldt.edu for correspondence.
Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for this position is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or the candidate’s local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s offer of appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.
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