Biology Instructor, Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences
Lawton, OK
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Overview: The Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences at Cameron University invites applications for the position of Instructor (non-tenure track) in the biology program area. This position will begin August 8, 2019 and is a full time, ten month faculty position that is renewable annually with satisfactory performance. The faculty member in this position must be willing and able to teach a wide range of biomedical-related courses, including BIOL 2034 Human Anatomy, BIOL 2134 Human Physiology, and related courses. These courses support both the B.S. in Biology and the A.S. in Allied Health Sciences programs. The individual who is hired in this position should either possess training and experience in cadaver dissection or be willing to engage in such training once hired, as the teaching duties in this position will include undergraduate human anatomy with cadaver dissection.

Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in biology or in a closely in a related area, with coursework desired in the areas of anatomy and/or physiology. Demonstrated successful higher education teaching experience is desired. Experience teaching and developing online and/or hybrid courses is desired.


Preferred Qualifications: M.S. in biology or in a closely in a related area with graduate training preferred in the areas of anatomy and/or physiology. Demonstrated successful higher education teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching and developing online and/or hybrid courses is preferred.


Position Responsibilities: Standard 24 load hour annual teaching assignment (fall and spring semesters) to possibly include BIOL 1214 Human Biology, BIOL 2034 Human Anatomy, BIOL 2134 Human Physiology, and BIOL 2013 Medical Terminology. Additional teaching assignments may be made, depending on the area of expertise. Additional duties will include: active participation in service activities; required participation in university, school, and department functions; advising students; participating in program assessment; participating in recruiting and retention efforts; and fulfilling other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments will include the Lawton and/or Duncan campus. Optional summer teaching assignments may be available, depending on the needs of the department and on the availability of funding.


The Department: The department is one of the largest on campus and offers the B.S. in Agriculture degree with options in agribusiness management, agronomy, animal science and general agriculture, along with a B.S. in Biology with options in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, and medical laboratory science. In addition, the department offers an A.S. in Allied Health Sciences, an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology, and an A.A.S. in Respiratory Care. The department is housed in the Sciences Complex, which is a 90,000 ft2 facility opened in 1997 that provides classrooms, teaching laboratories, research space, and faculty offices. The department also oversees the operation of the Cameron University Farm, which includes dedicated facilities for instruction in animal science and plant science and a greenhouse, along with maintenance and storage facilities. Two new teaching laboratories have been opened at the Cameron University campus in Duncan, OK and these provide laboratory space for teaching biology and chemistry courses that support the A.S. in Allied Health Sciences degree. Additional information about the department and its programs can be found online at http://www.cameron.edu/ag_bio.


The University: Cameron University (http://www.cameron.edu) is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many others. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University's Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at http://www.cameron.edu/ops.

Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted online (https://cameronhr.silkroad.com) and must include: (1) cover letter, (2) C.V. or resume including a list of three to five professional references with contact information, (3) transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time), and (4) statement of teaching philosophy. Transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before uploading. Finalists must satisfactorily complete a background check and have all official transcripts sent directly to the university before the beginning of the contract period. Review of applications wll begin immediately and the position will begin August 8, 2019. Questions about the search should be directed to Dr. Terry R. Conley, Chairperson of the Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences at tconley@cameron.edu.


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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