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Assistant Professor - Biology

at University of Colorado Boulder

Posted: 3/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 14480

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TheDepartment of Biology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invitesapplications for a position as a tenure track Assistant Professor to start inAugust of 2019. Applicantsmust have a PhD, a strong commitment to teaching, and a fundable researchagenda that incorporates student training and focuses on animal eco-physiology.Standard load is 15 contact hours per academic year (fall and spring) in a 40%teaching, 40% research and 20% service proportion. Teaching load (3-2) will includeGeneral Ecology and Animal Physiology in addition to core and/or electivecourses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful applicant willhave access to an extensive mammal teaching collection, including study skins,skeletal material, and taxidermy mounts. In addition to providing an overviewof their teaching philosophy, applicants should address how they could utilizethe collection in their teaching statements. More detailed information aboutthe collection can be found at: 


The University enrolls ~12,000 students with ~ 750 undergraduate Biology majors. The Department ofBiology is dedicated to outstanding teaching and research at the undergraduateand Master's levels ( The Biology Department offers a in biology, with an option in biomedical science. Details of theseprograms can be found at graduate program offers an MSc in Biology, with several options, including Evolutionand Ecology. Details of the graduate program can be found at


The Universityof Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefitsprograms can be found at:

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in thestate and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regionaluniversities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K ) issituated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and culturalactivities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


The University of Colorado iscommitted to providing a safe and productive learning, living and workingcommunity. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, whenappropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


UCCS is an equal opportunity andaffirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and infurtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes andembraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability,age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, geneticinformation, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs oractivities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for withdisabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.


The Immigration Reform and ControlAct requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for allnew employees by the end of the third day of work.

Required: PhDin Biology or terminal degree in a closely related area


Preference will be given to those who submit these materials by October 26th, 2018. Applications received by email or hard copy will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Specific questions may be directed to Dr. Jeremy Bono at