Department of Biology
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology (tenure-track, full-time, 9-month contract).

Teaching undergraduate biology courses, including foundational courses in the biology major, genetics, and advanced courses depending on the candidate's expertise and departmental need. Participation in scholarly activities, academic advising to students, and department, college and university service is required. It is expected that the successful candidate remain professionally active in the biology community.

A doctorate in biology or closely related field completed by August 1, 2013, a strong background in genetics, strong commitment to undergraduate education, willingness to collaborate with students and colleagues, and commitment to become involved in university service are required. Experience teaching and directing research at the undergraduate level and a broad biology background are preferred. Demonstrable oral and written communications skills are required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Appointment Date:
August 23, 2013

Application Procedure:
Submit 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a brief summary of your teaching philosophy; 4) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other issues of historical marginalization; 5) three current letters of recommendation (referees should include comments on the applicant's potential as an effective teacher); and 6) a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Letters of recommendation may be emailed to: Remaining documents should be submitted online as a single PDF file. Paper copies will not be accepted.

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Esther Ofulue, PhD
Chair, Search and Screen, Committee
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: (608) 342-1331

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Department of Biology
The Department of Biology has 18 faculty and staff members. The department offers an undergraduate degree in biology with emphases in biohealth/physiology, botany, cytotechnology, ecology, molecular/genetics, secondary education, and zoology. We emphasize experiential learning and have up-to-date, well-equipped labs and classrooms in Boebel Hall.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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