Assistant Professor - Invertebrate Zoology

Code: 006 Posted: 02/23/2014

The Biological Sciences Department of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (9 month) position in invertebrate zoology to begin August 2014. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field with experience in invertebrate zoology, statistics and genetics.



  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field with graduate experience in invertebrate zoology or related field
  • Ability to teach courses related to invertebrate zoology, as well as introductory genetics and biostatistics courses to undergraduate students
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Significant research experience substantiated through peer-reviewed publications.



  • Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college-level
  • Research expertise in entomology, aquatic ecology, parasitology, water quality, or water-related health issues
  • Experience utilizing insects or aquatic invertebrates and modern analytical/molecular techniques
  • Graduate experience in biological statistics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an active research program in area related to invertebrate biology and success at securing external funds to support research
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching a culturally diverse student population



RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will contribute to teaching undergraduate biostatistics and genetics courses, as well as teach a general education course for non-science majors and an upper-level biology courses in area of expertise. The incumbent will establish and maintain an active research program that engages students in an area related to entomology, aquatic ecology, parasitology, water quality, or water-related health issues. This person will need to be able to secure external funds to support research, and will work collaboratively with other University faculty and personnel.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

HOW TO APPLY: Application materials must be received by March 17, 2014 for full consideration. Position is open until filled.

In order to be considered the following documents are required:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • and submit three letters of reference or have three letters of reference sent separately to


Additional information requested (if available):

  • reprints
  • syllabi for courses taught

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Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions call or email:

Katy Aiello, Biological Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha WI 53144

Telephone: (262)595-2744

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Contact Name: Katy Aiello, Biological Sciences Department

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2744

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