Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number F323P
Job Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Biology
Immediate Supervisor Title Chair
FLSA Exempt
Grade None
Status Full-time
Total Number of Authorized Work Hours per Week
Total Number of Authorized Work Weeks per Year 44
Advertised Rate of Pay Discussed during interview
Position Summary

The Biology Department at Monmouth University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. This anticipated position is tenure track.

The candidate would be expected to teach 9 credits of undergraduate courses per semester. Possible course assignments could include introductory courses for majors, courses for non-majors, as well as zoology, ecology, and other courses in the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy program. Development of courses for the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy major in their area of expertise is also desirable.

Strong candidates will have a background in biology, ecology, behavior, genetics, life history and habitats of animal populations in the wild with research expertise on wetlands, estuaries, or coastal watersheds at the land-water interface and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in their research.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Monmouth University. Candidates should be committed to a teacher-scholar model of faculty development, to high-quality teaching, to an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students, to seeking opportunities to work collaboratively with the University’s Urban Coast Institute, and to seeking external funding.

Research areas of interest include population dynamics of wildlife species, environmental effects of use and exploitation of wildlife species and their wildlife habitats, and conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats.

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the University.

Applicants who apply before 12/11/2017 will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and statement of teaching philosophy.

Three letters of recommendations should be sent to Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Search Committee Chair, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

Required Skills or Software Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Required Years of Experience
Required Degree, Licenses or Certifications Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment
Other Requirements

Doctoral degree in biology, ecology, wildlife biology, environmental science or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral research experience.

Experience, or the strong potential for, research collaboration with undergraduate students.

Potential for collaboration with the Urban Coast Institute. Potential for success in applying for external funding.

A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals. Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the University beyond the level of recitation.

Posting Date 10/25/2017
Closing Date

Job Duties

Job Duties


Teach 9 credits per semester (12 credits with a 3 credit course load reduction).

Regular or Occasional Regular

Serve on Department, School and University committees.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Conduct research and maintain disciplinary currency.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Advise students.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a doctoral degree in biology, ecology, wildlife biology, environmental science or a closely related field, or ABD status with degree completion expected by date of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Where did you hear about this job opening?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. First Letter of Recommendation
  2. Second Letter of Recommendation
  3. Third Letter of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts
  5. Professional References
  6. Teaching Evaluations
  7. Syllabi Examples

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Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty, and students. Monmouth University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.