Assistant/Associate Professor of Science
Champlain College invites applications for a faculty position in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences to help the College achieve ambitious new directions in Science-related programs. According to Champlain College's 2030 strategic plan, "Champlain will research, develop, and offer new degrees in emerging STEAM fields." We seek candidates who can teach within the College's current general education curriculum while simultaneously contributing to updating our approach and evolving our offerings as we create new programs in Bio/Life Sciences and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to build new majors from the ground up, with a commitment to increased diversity and access, and an emphasis on integrated and applied science with a professional focus.
Champlain College is known for having faculty devoted to innovative pedagogy and mentoring students. Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students in a collaborative and inclusive environment is essential. The expected start date is July 2023. New hires are normally made at the rank of Assistant Professor but highly qualified candidates may be hired at the rank of Associate Professor.
Primary teaching responsibilities at first will consist of in-class instruction of our general education science courses that serve all majors across the Champlain College campus. Faculty will be expected to teach in-depth and hands-on lab-based courses in Human Biology and related disciplines. Additional responsibilities will include collaborating on new curriculum development and eventual teaching in future new majors.
The typical teaching load is 2-3 lab-based courses per semester. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction at Champlain. While there are no research requirements for retention, ongoing professional activity/development is strongly encouraged and supported. Out-of-classroom responsibilities include course/curriculum development, student advising, industry outreach, student team/project/club supervision, and service to the department, division, and college.
More information about the Division of Information Technology and Sciences can be found at:
Note: Review of the applicant pool will begin in December, 2022
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a Bio/Life Sciences discipline. As Champlain College values practical experience, consideration will be given to candidates with a Master's degree and significant industry experience at the intersection of Bio/Life Sciences and technology. Candidates should embrace interdisciplinary science and inclusive pedagogical approaches while wedding science and other subjects in an applied setting. Experience in curriculum development, particularly in Chemistry and/or Molecular Biology, is a plus. All candidates should have at least 3 years of teaching experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their learning, teaching, and mentoring.
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.
Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College.In your cover letter, please include a demonstration of your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Reviewing of the applicant pool will begin in December, 2022
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