Department of Biology
Assistant Professor

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

A doctorate in biology or closely related field completed by August 1, 2013, a strong background in anatomy and physiology, strong commitment to undergraduate education, willingness to collaborate with students and colleagues, commitment to become involved in university service, and a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other issues of historical marginalization. Experience teaching and directing research at the undergraduate level and a broad biology background are preferred. Demonstrable oral and written communications skills are required.

Teaching undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology and advising and mentoring of students, especially those interested in health professional career paths. Further teaching of advanced courses in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Gross Anatomy, and other broad human biology depending on the candidate's expertise and departmental need. Participation in scholarly activities, and department, college and university service is required. It is expected that the successful candidate remain professionally active in the biology community.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Appointment Date:
August 20, 2013

To Apply:
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).

Applications should be submitted ONLINE ONLY as a single PDF file. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to: Paper copies will not be accepted.

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Richard J. Dhyanchand, MD MS
Chair, Search and Screen, Committee
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: (608) 342-6155

To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin February 11, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Department of Biology
The Department of Biology has 19 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 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is 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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