Southern Utah University
  • 09-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Outstanding benefits package includes 14.2% employer contribution to retirement, preferred health and dental insurance, disability & life insurance, and employer contributions to HSA


Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Southern Utah University invites applications for two full-time tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. We seek outstanding, highly motivated candidates that demonstrate teaching excellence and are committed to the development of our students. Successful candidates will teach a variety of lecture and lab courses such as Cadaveric Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Cellular Biology, and Organismal Physiology.

Southern Utah University is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. SUU, the University of the Parks, is located in the heart of spectacular beauty and biological diversity, and is surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests, and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world. Residents of the area enjoy an abundance of sunshine, clean air, and year-round outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, golfing, skiing, and snowboarding, etc. Cedar City is steeped in a rich history and active participation in the arts including the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival on the SUU campus. SUU is 2 ½ hours north of Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours south of Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.


Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. SUU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, paid holidays, affordable medical/dental/vision insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, dependent fee-waiver (undergraduate resident) and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

The start date is anticipated fall semester 2023

Date of first consideration of applications is 10/28/2022


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teach lecture and lab courses such as Cadaveric Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Biology, Cellular Biology, and Organismal Physiology depending on qualifications. Multiple sections of these courses are taught by different faculty members in a collaborative and supportive environment under a faculty course coordinator. Additional teaching assignments may be made based on department need.

2. Develop an active research program that involves undergraduates and provides opportunities for students to engage in every stage of the research process, from developing ideas to presenting/publishing results. Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds or research interests that complement current strengths in the department.

3. Professional service on departmental and university committees is also required.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum qualifications-

1. A terminal degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.) in Biology or related field is required. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by start date.


Desired qualifications-

1. Prior undergraduate teaching experience.

2. Experience teaching and working with human cadavers.

3. Experience using varied teaching and assessment techniques.

4. Demonstrated experience and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate research.

5. Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues in an undergraduate academic setting.


In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy including your experience and commitment to fostering diversity & inclusion (2 page limit)
  • One example syllabus in Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology, or Cell Biology
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Copies of Teaching Evaluations (optional, but preferred)
  • Contact information for 3 professional references with one speaking to teaching ability (applicants will be notified before references are contacted)
  • Additional information may be requested (i.e. documentation of teaching effectiveness, lecture activities, and laboratory activities)

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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