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Metropolitan State University in St. Paul

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Metropolitan State University, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time fixed-term assistant professor position within the Natural Sciences department, located in the College of Science, beginning August 2019.


  • Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach biology, genetics, molecular or cell biology and biochemistry courses effectively at the undergraduate level.

  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement

  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study

  • Contribute to student growth and development and engage in service to the university and community

  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Cell/Molecular Biology or related field, at time of appointment

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate science

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the fields of genetics, cell/molecular biology and biochemistry

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Evidence of relevant research or other scholarly activity

  • Evidence of commitment to continuing preparation and study

  • Demonstrated ability to work productively in a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a liberal arts and sciences environment

  • Relevant work experience in research, industry, or government

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent on budget.

Application: To apply, submit application documents to

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;

  • Current curriculum vita or resume;

  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;

  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;

  • Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required.

If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

If you have questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275.

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