Temporary Teaching Position in Ecology/Biometry

Sonoma State University
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Jun 10 2007

*Temporary Teaching Position in Ecology/Biometry*
Fall Semester 2007 (late August through December)

_THE UNIVERSITY_: Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students with 500 faculty. The University is organized into six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. Within the traditional structure is an interdisciplinary program of liberal studies. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 42 fields and master's degrees in 15.
_THE DEPARTMENT_: The Department of Biology offers B.A., B.S. and M.S. degrees and has 11 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are actively involved in a wide range of disciplines, including ecology, physiology, and organismal, evolutionary, cellular and molecular biology. Departmental core facilities include those for DNA sequencing and cell culture. More information on the Department of Biology can be found at:
_DUTIES OF THE POSITION_: The Department of Biology at Sonoma State University seeks a motivated, energetic individual to teach two classes during the Fall 2007 semester: the second half of a team-taught lower-division major's course titled Genetics, Evolution & Ecology (BIOL 122) and an upper-division major's course in Biomtery (BIOL 485).
The second half of BIOL 122 provides students with an introduction to ecology and involves 13 lectures and coordination of graduate student teaching assistants who run the established laboratory/field exercises. We expect enrollment in this class reach about 120 students in lecture, with five laboratory sections. Some of the teaching assistants will have previously taught the laboratories. Lectures in BIOL 122 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:15 and a weekly staff meeting will be scheduled sometime during the early part of the week. As planned this course is a 2.5 unit teaching workload.

BIOL 485 has 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory computer exercises per week and offers advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students with an in-depth overview of different approaches for statistical analysis of data. The class is tailored to the needs of students but generally emphasizes regression and ANOVA models as well as various multivariate approaches. Lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-9:15 and the laboratories are on Thursdays from 9:25-12:15. As planned this course is a 5 unit teaching workload.

_QUALIFICATIONS_: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must demonstrate expertise in the content area of the teaching assignment. Ph.D. preferred, doctoral candidates nearing completion of graduate degree requirements will also be considered. Teaching experience at University level is strongly preferred. All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.
_RANK AND SALARY_: Lecturer, Range 2 or Range 3 with a full-time monthly base salary between $3,141 and $3,763. Full-time is 15-unit workload. Actual salary is dependent upon the number of units assigned, educational preparation, and experience. _APPLICATIONS_: Review of applications will begin immediately with priority given to those received by June 10, 2007

*Please submit a letter of application; a complete and current vita* (including full citations of major publications);* and the names, titles, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to both:*
_facultysearch@sonoma.edu_ AND_ james.christmann@sonoma.edu_
NOTE: attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document Format (PDF).

*When possible, please send the following electronically: * graduate transcripts; a current teaching evaluation, and, if available, letters of recommendation.

*Electronic submission is preferred.*

*For submission by mail, send materials to:*

Faculty Search, Office of the Provost
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
_Questions concerning this position may be directed to:_

James L. Christmann, Professor and Biology Chair
E-mail: james.christmann@sonoma.edu
Phone: Department Office 707-664-2189
Chair's Office 707-664-3058

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*NOTE: Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.*
/*Sonoma State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of candidates including members of underrepresented groups. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at 707/664-2227 or TDD (using the California Relay Service) at 877/735-2929*/*.*

Department of Biology
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609