40 hours per week
Summary/Objective of Position:
The position will be expected to provide undergraduate/graduate instruction across the breadth of cell and molecular biology. The successful candidate will help provide student research opportunities on the Navajo Nation and surrounding lands. Dine College faculty have access to diverse, ecologically rich tribally controlled lands in northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah, including desert riparian and aquatic zones. As such, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain strong positive relationships with the Dine in and beyond the college.
Basic and applied research can be conducted at Dine College research facilities which include molecular and chemical analysis facilities, agricultural facilities, and a new research building scheduled for completion 2025. In addition, Tsaile Lake is adjacent to the campus. Grant projects tend to be collaborative among Dine College faculty and so, collegiality is highly valued.
Description of Essential Functions of the Position
Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(90%) Instruction, Research, and Scholarship: Provide undergraduate and graduate students instruction in, but not limited to, molecular and cell biology, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, and special topics such as senior capstone courses. Courses such as biochemistry, bioinformatics, and other courses in the candidates specialty may also available.
(5%) Mentoring, Advising, and Supervision: Mentor and serve as an advisor to students, train and supervise personnel in conducting research at the undergraduate, and graduate and serve on the graduate committees of other graduate students. Supervision of technical staff if grants are developed.
(5%) Service: Faculty are expected to be collegial members of their units, and to perform appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness of their units, departments, the College and their professions. Service includes outreach to the greater Dine community to better position the college within the community.
Education & Experience
Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, bioinformatics, cytogenetics or related discipline.
(Special Qualifications): Postdoctoral experience. ASCP Specialist certificate in Molecular Biology/Cytology/Cytometry. Record of publication in, or relevant to, the biological sciences. Experience with, or interest in, working collaboratively across departments, as well as working with tribal peoples. Record of, or potential for, collaborative, multidisciplinary research, especially in research contributing to the Dine people. Record of successful outreach with stakeholders, and extramural funding.