Job: Assistant Professor of Biology

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Job ID: 11135
Location: UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

JOB DETAILS:
Department: Biology
Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2016

Plant biologist with a background in restoration ecology. We seek a dynamic individual with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education, research potential, and commitment to quality service. The successful candidate will teach courses including botany and plant physiology, with preferred research interests including some aspect of ecological restoration. Service duties include managing the biology greenhouse.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum / Required:
* Ph.D. by August, 2016 in Plant Biology, Ecology, or related field
* Expertise in plant biology

Preferred:
* Background in restoration ecology
* Evidence of teaching effectiveness
* Demonstrated ability to develop a research program and strong plans for impactful service
* Post-doctoral experience and previous teaching experience are preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching responsibilities include contribution to the Environmental Science B.S. program, specifically botany and plant physiology in addition to general education and specialty courses (such as restoration ecology). A typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities also exist to contribute to the Professional Science Masters in Conservation Biology. Participation in course and program assessment is expected. The successful candidate will develop a research program in restoration ecology that involves undergraduates, including field and/or greenhouse studies. The individual hired for this position will be expected to seek extramural funding to support their research. Service obligations include, but are not limited to: supporting the Environmental Science Program, advisement of undergraduates, managing the greenhouse, and providing intellectual contributions to university, civic, and/or professional organizations.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:
We think you'll find UW-Stout to be a great place to pursue your career. Here's why:
COMMUNITY
The science faculty at UW-Stout (http://www.uwstout.edu/biology/) are members of an intellectually vibrant learning community that includes students, instructors, and support staff.
EXPERTISE
Faculty members are dedicated to teaching excellence and the application of best practices in the classroom. We strive to include students in all aspects of our academic lives.
SUPPORT
Scholarly and service activities are well-supported by internal and external grants, and professional development and student travel funds are available. Initiatives for providing internal funding for new faculty are available. We have an animal facility, greenhouse, 'outdoor classroom,' and ready access to environmental sampling, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry equipment, both in-house and through collaborative agreements with nearby UW system schools and regional support organizations. The greenhouse and headhouse include temperate and tropical rooms with automated watering systems, growth chambers, an autoclave, and a laminar flow hood.
NEW FACILITY & PROGRAMS
The biology department is housed in a new $44M science building. The biology department supports undergraduate Environmental Science and Applied Science Programs and a Professional Science Master's Program in Conservation Biology. We also serve the university through hands-on non-majors and service course offerings.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves over 9,500 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. As 'Wisconsin's Polytechnic University,' students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state¿s economy and serve society. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, one hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams, prairies, savannas, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

* Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
* Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

Confidentiality of application can only be honored if requested AND only if the applicant is not deemed as a 'final candidate' as defined by Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:
http://www.uwstout.edu/police/upload/2015-Safety-Report.pdf

TO APPLY:
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://helpdesk.wisc.edu/images/group61/21900/TAMFAQ_CandidateGateway.pdf

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- CV
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references, one of whom can directly address teaching qualifications
- Teaching philosophy
- Research statement
- Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

Screening of applications will begin December 14, 2015. Applications may be reviewed until position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Dr. Amanda Little
Phone: 715-232-1148
Email: littlea@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
TA Coordinator: Elizabeth McRoberts
Phone: 715-232-2626
Email: mcrobertse@uwstout.edu

Job Family: Teaching

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