Faculty Position in Biomedical Science
Buena Vista University is seeking excellent applicants for a full-time, tenure-track professor position with a focus on teaching in the Biomedical Sciences program. This position begins in August 2021. Buena Vista University emphasizes strong teaching skills and, specifically for this position, preparation of undergraduates interested in the health fields. Teaching expectations include a team-taught introductory course, upper level human physiology, both include laboratory sections, and the opportunity to teach or develop elective classes in their expertise. In addition, other classes in the anatomy and physiology area as well as introductory level course for non-majors will be required in support of the general education program. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate biomedical science. Furthermore, a postdoctoral experience is highly preferred. Mentoring undergraduate research is a plus as the candidate will also have opportunity to mentor undergraduate research projects using generous internal funding. Buena Vista offers a very strong biomedical science program, delivered in a modern and well-equipped facility. In addition, service to undergraduate advising is expected. The teaching load is twelve contact-hours per semester. Commitment to teaching in a liberal arts centered environment is needed. Likewise, service to the university is expected in the form of committee work, continuous professional development and maintaining pace with the field. Buena Vista values collegiality and an inclusive environment. To foster that objective, members of historically underrepresented groups in science are encouraged to apply.*To Apply*To apply, submit your letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable with application; official copies will be required for appointment), teaching philosophy statement, current vita with the names of 4-6 professional references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. *Buena Vista University*Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.