• Assistant Professor of Biology: Environmental and

Marian University


Marian University, a Catholic Franciscan, liberal arts institution of higher education, is seeking a broadly trained, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental and Ecological Studies who complements existing strengths in the biology program and can develop creative and highly sought after environmental studies programs. The Department of Biology at Marian University fosters student learning through mentored research experiences and innovative pedagogy. The core biology program features a research across the curriculum model that integrates authentic, novel research projects into introductory courses for majors.

Preference will be given to individuals who will be able to mentor research or student projects that utilize the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab, a 55-acre natural area on the Marian University campus where environmental restoration began 100 years ago with esteemed landscape architect, Jens Jensen and continues today with Marian students, K-12 school groups, and the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Exhibit leadership interest and potential, promote academic excellence, actively participate in the life of the campus, and help advance the mission and values of the university.

  • Teach 12 load hours per semester in Evolution and Ecology, GIS, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Law and/or Environmental Science lectures and labs and develop courses that support new programs in Environmental Studies. Course releases may be granted for the right individual willing and able to serve as an academic advisor for pre-professional students or to submit grant applications to help address the shortage of STEM workers and teachers in Indiana.

  • Contribute to curriculum development and assessment within the department.

  • Mentor and advise students, student clubs, undergraduate research using the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab, and/or internships.

  • Actively participate in faculty governance within the department and across the university.

  • Be a team player, embrace a student-centered culture, and be a part of a dedicated body of faculty and staff with a positive demeanor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and strategic vision of Marian University.

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, or a related field. An MS degree with significant industry experience will be considered.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of higher education and demonstrated teaching excellence.

  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, collaborative, and able to work independently with colleagues throughout the university and community.

Marian University is located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report's list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine's list of Top 10 schools in Indiana "For Your Money". Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 41 national titles.

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to hr@marian.edu (mailto:hr@marian.edu).

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