We have a new bioscience education position open at the University of Northern Colorado that I would like to bring to your attention.  The initial deadline was November 1st, but we are continually accepting applications and desire more applicants in our pool.  I ask your help in passing this along to any person you feel may be qualified.  UNC is a wonderful institution for those who value education research it is one of the few places where both the faculty and administration respect and reward quality education work.  We have a great support system with the MAST Institute to make things happen for those involved in this type of work.  So if you know of someone who does good work in this area, but isnt being supported the way they would like, please pass along this job posting.


Steve Anderson

Director, MAST Institute

University of Northern Colorado


Position Title:  Assistant Professor                    Position # F99921
Qualifications and Experience:

This 9 month, tenure-track position has the following qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
-- Doctorate in Biology Education, Biology or related field.  
                           -- Commitment to excellence in teaching
                         -- Evidence for potential for excellence in teaching
                          -- Demonstrated research expertise in quantitative analysis of teaching effectiveness with a minimum of two original research articles published in high quality journals in this area.
                         -- Minimum 2-year postdoctoral research experience
 -- Potential or past success securing external funding
 -- Ability to teach Biology Education and Biology courses
Preferred Requirements:
-- Teaching experience at the university level
-- Experience in supervising research students
-- Teaching expertise in areas of high need by the School
Position description:
Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biology Education (position # F99921).  We seek a candidate with a Doctorate and expertise in Biology Education, Biology, or related field.  The candidate must have the ability to teach lectures and laboratories for undergraduate students and graduate students, majors and non-majors, in Biology Education and Biology, and the ability to direct undergraduate and graduate students in biology education research. The individual will be expected to solicit external funding to support an active research program and contribute to service duties.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants.  These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges.  Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.  Opportunities for summer instruction may be available.  Opportunities to interact with the UNC Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute
http://mast.uncoedu/ are also available.

Requested Start Date:
August 17, 2009
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:  
Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant Professor –Biology Education.”  Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least five references.  In addition to the material provided online, please send unofficial or official copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses you would like to teach, and copies of a minimum of two published original research articles to: Cynthia Mondragon, School of Biological Sciences, Ross Hall, Box 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639.  Tel:  970-351-2921.  email: [log in to unmask]. For questions, contact the chair of the search committee at [log in to unmask].

Additional Requirements:  
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Original transcripts must be submitted at least one (1) month before the start date.

Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students.  The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains.  Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at

Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.  Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants.  Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.
The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO  80639, or call 970-351-2718.