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Biology Education Research Faculty Position

University of Central Florida

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology Education Research, anticipated to begin August 2019. Applicants studying any area in biology education are welcome to apply; preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training and research experience in post-secondary biology teaching and learning. The successful candidate will join a growing discipline-based education research community fueled by several recent College of Science hires in STEM education research in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics as well as faculty cluster in the Learning Sciences.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related discipline, from an accredited institution and have a record of independent, well regarded research. Successful candidates must also have a demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, facilitate collaborations, complement departmental strengths and contribute to teaching and mentoring students in both our undergraduate and graduate programs (http://biology.cos.ucf.edu). The Department of Biology provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads.

UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. Separately, applicants must submit a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to Dr. Laurie von Kalm at lvonkalm@ucf.edu. Screening of applications will begin January 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be sent to Dr. Laurie von Kalm, search committee chair, at lvonkalm@ucf.edu.

The University of Central Florida has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since its inception in 1963. Today, the university offers 216 degree programs to almost 68,000 students. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://ucf.edu. UCF is designated as a research university of very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://eeo.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.