Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Position ID:Florida Atlantic University-Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-BIOINSTR [#20076, REQ11537]
Position Title: Instructor of Biology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Jupiter, Florida 33458, United States
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/14)
Position Description:    

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Instructor of Biology, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor position in the Biological Sciences beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and labs, advise students, and direct honors theses. Average teaching load is 7-8 courses per year.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college within a state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to the world-renowned research institutes Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Scripps Research Institute Florida, along with FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. In addition, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located in nearby Fort Pierce. 

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls 690 honors students and has 42 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next several years. See www.honorscollege.edu

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Additional requirements include an ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members as well as a demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences. Candidates with experience in genomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology are encouraged to apply. The committee will view favorably potential for collaboration in the interdisciplinary teaching activities of the college, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a commitment to fostering diversity on the campus.

The WHC is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

To apply, each applicant must complete the employment application available online through FAU’s Career Site: www.fau.edu/jobs.

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing how they plan to contribute to the WHC environment, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, and a teaching philosophy statement.

Review of materials begins December 1, 2021. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.  Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tracy Mincer, at tmincer@fau.edu.

Minimum Qualification: 

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Biological Sciences by the time of appointment and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Instructor of Biology) on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, a cover letter describing how they plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, and a teaching philosophy statement.

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ11537).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


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