Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor of Biology

Missouri Valley College - Marshall, Missouri, United States

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Friday, May 24, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024
Institution: Missouri Valley College
Department/Division: School of Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): Biology
City: Marshall, Missouri, United States
General Information: The School of Science & Agriculture at Missouri Valley College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2024. This position is a full-time, renewable, and non-tenure track appointment.

Additional Information
As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Employment at Missouri Valley College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Missouri Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other legislation which prohibits discrimination in employment and access to educational programs. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. Missouri Valley College is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment and all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

About Missouri Valley College
Founded in 1889, Missouri Valley College is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Marshall, Missouri. Known for its dynamic and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Faculty are personally and professionally engaged in preparing thoughtful citizens for meaningful lives and careers. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate and graduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. Stewardship of resources will sustain innovative teaching to stimulate critical thinking, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, and the joys of lifelong learning.
Qualifications/Requirements: Qualifications
Master’s degree in Botany, Plant Sciences, Plant Physiology, or related field with at least 18 graduate credits in Biology required.
Ph.D. in Botany or related field is preferred.
College-level teaching experience preferred.

Collegiality, professionalism, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the college mission are also necessary qualifications.
Responsibilities: Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Must be able to teach Botany, Dendrology, and Plant Taxonomy. Teaching entry level courses like Principles of Biology, and non-laboratory courses such as Environmental Science, is also expected.

Faculty members are responsible for curriculum, teaching, service, scholarship, and related administrative activities that support the mission, values, and goals of the college.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Application Instructions
To apply, please email a cover letter, C.V., copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, names, contact information for three professional references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Andrew Linsenbardt, Dean of the School of Science & Agriculture at References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.
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Compensation Range: salary commensurate with experience
Contact Name: Dr. Andrew Linsenbardt,