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Instructor for Ecology, Evolution, and/or Genetics

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Science, Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics
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Instructor for Ecology, Evolution, and/or Genetics
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Biological Sciences
Advertised Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Part/Full Time:
Full Time
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Position Category:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
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Tenure Information:
Professional Track
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences is looking for a Professional Track Faculty member to teach a variety of courses at the sophomore and junior (BIOL 300+) levels in Biological Sciences over the course of the academic year with a start date of August 16, 2022. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The teaching load for this position is 4:4 over the course of 9-months (Fall and Spring semesters). The 4:4 load is equivalent to teaching 12 credit hours worth of courses each semester. These twelve hours can be any combination of lectures as deemed appropriate by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Courses in biological sciences that fall within the fields of ecology, evolution, and/or genetics are taught for undergraduate science majors. These courses focus on a variety of concepts that introduce and enhance the science curricula for a diverse group of undergraduate populations.

A Professional Faculty member in these areas is needed not only to help manage, develop, and maintain curricula for these integral science courses but also to help with standardizing the curriculum quality. As many students enroll in these courses each semester, standardizing the quality of teaching across multiple sections is imperative to maintaining consistency in the classes and promoting the students' overall success.

Required Education and Experience:
Must have a minimum of Master's Degree in hand at the time of the appointment. Strong organizational skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications:
A Ph.D. is preferred.
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Job Open Date:
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The review process will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals should complete an application and be prepared to upload a curriculum vita, teaching philosophy that includes statement of expertise & experience (1-2 pages), and the name, email address and phone number of at least three references to ( with position # and links as above ). The point of contact is Amanda Zeigler,

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should a review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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