Assistant Professor of Biology

University of the Virgin Islands

St Thomas, Virgin Islands (US)

Job posting number: #7211156

Posted: January 26, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $60-65,000

Application Deadline: February 12, 2024

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) seeks to hire a full-time, non-tenure track professor at the Assistant level for Fall 2024. We seek faculty who will inspire and mentor students at all levels while ensuring high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status. The successful applicant will teach, mentor in research, and advise undergraduates. They will teach lectures and labs in multiple areas of biology, including research and problem-based learning, carry out an independent research program, advise and mentor students, and participate in University service and community outreach activities. The successful applicant will work productively with students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

CSM fosters, supports and rewards excellence in teaching, research and service. Our academic programs emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, written and spoken communication and other skills tailored to help students succeed. CSM is committed to helping students excel academically and achieve productive careers through programs in academics, research and community service. The College provides degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Process Technology. It includes three research centers that bridge the STEM fields: the Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, the Caribbean Green Technology Center, the Virgin Islands Center for STEM Education Research and Practice, and the Etelman Observatory. Opportunities leading to degrees in engineering and medicine at affiliated universities augment our degree offerings. The College also has student training programs supported by NSF, NIH, and DOE.

UVI is a publicly supported land-grant institution and member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It is the lead institution for NSF EPSCoR funding for our territorial program Ridge to Reef Processes and Interdependent Drivers of Small Island Resilience ( UVI’s mission is to educate and empower the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and the world through an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, student learning, research, and community engagement. As a uniquely American, English-speaking institution within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, UVI’s role as a producer/venue of thought leaders is critically important to the US Virgin Islands, the wider Caribbean, and the World. UVI is a community that intentionally engages individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, skills, ideas, and perspectives to weave a vibrant learning and working environment

Required Qualifications
PhD in Biology or related field from an accredited institution
Demonstrated ability to teach lectures and labs in multiple areas of the biological sciences.
Research interests relevant to the USVI
Demonstrated ability to work productively with students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Commitment to lifelong learning and scientific research, academic and pedagogical advancement, and outreach to the local community through service and enhanced opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications
Expertise in one or more of the following: anatomy & physiology, botany, evolution, ecology, microbiology, and cell and molecular biology.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level.
An active, externally funded research program

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