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Assistant Professor - Science (Botany)
Post Date: 05/27/2021
Close Date: 07/27/2021
Valley City State University
101 College St SW; Valley City, ND 58072

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$30,000 - $49,999

Valley City, ND

Job Description:
Valley City State University Science department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Botany.
The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in Botany, Range Management and Range Plants, Introduction to Global Information Systems (GIS), and other classes depending on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the Science Department. The selected candidate will also be responsible for organization of the VCSU plant collection, oversee a small prairie site on campus park, and help with undergraduate recruitment and advising of Fisheries and Wildlife Science majors.
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $42,000 to $46,000 annually. VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page. This position is a 9-month, full-time position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references. The deadline for full consideration is July 5, 2021. Apply online at: www.vcsu.edu/jobs.

University and Community
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 23 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. Since then, VCSU’s undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. Online Master of Education and Masters of the Arts in Teaching degree programs are also available.

The 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Valley City State University encourages applications from minorities, women, and disabled persons, and pledges not to discriminate with respect to color, nation of origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status due to receipt of public assistance, or disability as specified in Federal Regulations. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference procedure. A criminal background check will be conducted on all faculty hires. Visa sponsorship for employment is not available for this position.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master's degree in Biology or related field
• Strong desire to teach, knowledge of teaching methods, and excellent communication skills
• Ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative manner

Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. or ABD in Biology or related field
• Experience teaching, especially at the university level
• Demonstrated proficiency with the use of technology in the classroom
• Interest in creating undergraduate research program
• Global Information Systems (GIS) Experience
• Excellent plant identification skills for plants found in the Northern Great Plains

Contact Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Search Committee Chair Dr. Andre DeLorme. Email: andre.delorme@vcsu.edu, Phone: 701-845-7573. For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about the status of your application or reference letters, please email human.resources@vcsu.edu.
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