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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Position Deleted on 5/06/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Richland Center, WI
Faculty - Science - Biology
Full Time

The University of Wisconsin-Richland invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences to start in the fall of 2013.


The academic year teaching assignment is 12-14 contact hours per week and includes first and second year biology courses. An Anatomy & Physiology lecture/lab sequence is expected to be a regular assignment for this position. A variety of other laboratory and lecture courses could be assigned, including both freshman and sophomore courses in biology, zoology, and genetics. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development and participation in campus and institutional service.

UW Colleges values diversity in its students, faculty and staff and seeks a colleague who shares those values. As teacher-scholars, we seek candidates who share our passion for engaging freshman-sophomore students through quality undergraduate teaching and learning. And, as a lively and engaged community of scholars and students, we seek faculty who will contribute to the academic and civic life of the campus, with interest in civic engagement, public scholarship, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and/or initiatives that engage students in their first year.


Ph.D. in biological sciences or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.


UW-Richland is located on a 136 acre property in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The setting includes a trout stream and the campus facilities consist of seven buildings, six of which were designed in the Frank Lloyd Wright style by an architectural firm in Spring Green, Wisconsin. A distinguishing feature is the copper roofs. Richland County has a 100-year tradition of higher education. Before UW-Richland opened in 1967, the County Teachers College existed for sixty years. As a result, the community and the county look to UW-Richland for higher education, continuing education, and cultural events. The campus has a 30 year of experience educating international students and currently has 34 international students from 14 countries. 6% of the student population is African American. Like two other UW-College campuses, UW-Richland houses the UW-Extension division of Cooperative Extension's Richland County office. UW-Richland has a very strong foundation with assets totaling approximately $8 million. Included in these assets is the campus's Joe and Mae Senneke Smart Farm. UW-Richland is one of the six campuses participating in the launch of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree completion program.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges, an institution of the University of Wisconsin System, has thirteen campuses and a central administrative office in Madison. Our mission is to provide freshman-sophomore liberal arts instruction and prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Each campus is also a cultural center for its community and provides a wide variety of non-credit outreach courses for people of all ages. Visit the UW Colleges' web page at http//


UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as 'the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success.' We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.

Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


For assured consideration, online application with all required application materials must be received by December 30, 2012.

This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.


Compensation/Benefits - $43,000 (9 month academic year)

Summer and winterim sessions may occasionally offer additional opportunities for compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at


Applicants are required to apply online. UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of professional goals, and three current letters of recommendation. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
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