Teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in Biology.
effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of
student-centered teaching and assessment methods.
accurate records and documents, and submit timely reports, including but not
limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
in research in the field of expertise.
Support the lab
coordinator in maintaining laboratory equipment and monitoring student workers.
in the biological sciences and provide strategies for academic success during
office hours or in ad hoc appointments.
service to the university, department, and community.
Know and uphold the policies in the current
are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student
COMPETENCIES: As a part of a Teaching Philosophy, address each competency
listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.
decisions are partially based on this information.
perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
Knowledge - Competent
in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new
skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays
understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Communications - Expresses ideas and
thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good
listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses
appropriate communication methods.
Leadership - Exhibits confidence
in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively
influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate
recognition to others.
Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly
and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization
through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans
work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets
goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks;
develops realistic action plans. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and
thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback
to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and
statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and
trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts
such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to
a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism
(formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most
difficult phases. Ability to deal with a
variety of abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To
perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word
Processing software; Spreadsheet software; and Internet software.
Masters or doctorate in science is required with an emphasis in a
biomedical field such as anatomy, physiology, or cell biology.
PhD preferred. ABD candidate will be considered, but if hired and the
degree has not been earned by the start of the employment period, the initial
appointment will be made at the rank of Instructor and will only be converted
upon the documented completion of the degree.
Excellent teaching and communication skills required.
is a non-tenure track 9-month appointment with the possibility of teaching
additional courses during summer sessions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None are required for this position at this time.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
This job is sedentary in
nature. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to sit for long periods while performing office
and computer operations. Occasionally will be required to stand; walk and stoop
Occasional trips across campus from one building to another
may be required.
employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 20 - 25 pounds.
Must be able to
operate standard biological laboratory equipment.
The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and explosives.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
is a Full-Time Exempt Level position with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons
University campus. Must be willing to relocate to Abilene, Texas, or the
surrounding area to teach in-person classes on the HSU Campus.
travel may be required for student evaluation/sponsorship. Additional travel may be required on occasion for
training workshops and/or professional conferences, etc.
Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s
License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the
university liability policy.
Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on
and off campus, as needed.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.