Assistant Professor of Biology – Tenure Track

first_imgPosition Information Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Closing Date Position Purpose Pay RatePer faculty salary model Computer Skills FTE1.0 Position Number998225 ClassificationFaculty Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral,written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environmentpreferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to managemultiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintainconfidentiality The University of Central Missouri’s Biology Program is seekingapplicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor ofBiology with a preferred start date of Fall 2021 (Spring 2022 startdate may also be considered). This position includes teaching,research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include acourse at all levels of departmental curriculum, including but notlimited to a course in human physiology, animal physiology, and agraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Thedevelopment of an externally funded, collaborative research programinvolving undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Thecandidate will also be expected to help academically advise biologystudents, supervise internships, serve on university committees,and participate in curriculum development as needed. The successfulcandidate will complement existing departmental strengths byutilizing expertise in physiological techniques, and any relevantmolecular and cellular tools, to address research questions thatimpact human health or wildlife biology. The candidate will haveaccess to renovated teaching spaces for instruction and can extendthe classroom through research in a recently remodeled laboratoryfacility, an animal care facility, a wildlife research lab, orPertle Springs Wildlife and Recreation Area. Working TitleAssistant Professor of Biology – Tenure Track Working hours: To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile foundat and apply to position 998225.Candidates should submit the following documentation:1. A cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest,qualifications, and experience for the position.2. Teaching and mentoring philosophy (including evidence ofteaching effectiveness).3. Research plan.4. A curriculum vitae.5. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.6. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professionalreferences. This is completed within the faculty profile.Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduatetranscripts showing degree completions will be required later inthe search process.Review of applications begins April 11, 2021 and continues untilthe position is filled. The preferred starting date for thisappointment is August 2, 2021 (Fall 2021 semester), but a Spring2022 semester starting date may also be considered. This is a9-month appointment. Direct inquiries regarding this position to:Dr. Aaron Geheber, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8291or e-mail: [email protected] : A background check is required for the selected candidate ofthis position and any job offer is contingent on the results ofthis check.The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employerand specifically invites applications from women, minorities,veteran status and people with disabilities. Posting Date04/11/2021 Physical & Environmental Factors: Bargaining UnitNocenter_img Position TitleAssistant Professor Experience Other Education & Formal Training Work LocationWarrensburg Campus Special Instructions to Applicants: Open Until FilledYes Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsVitaeTeaching Philosophy StatementResearch StatementOptional Documents Ability to Keyboard Education & Formal TrainingDoctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Department220710-Biology and Agriculture Professional faculty hours FLSAExempt Special Working Conditions: Required Qualifications:1. Record of peer-reviewed publication addressing researchquestions in the field of physiology.2. Demonstration of clear written and oral communication, as wellas organizational skills.3. Experience working effectively with people from diversebackgrounds.Preferred Qualifications:1. University/College teaching experience.2. Experience teaching physiology to human health students.3. Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research.4. Evidence of assessment knowledge and experience utilizingactive-learning strategies in the classroom.5. Interest in advising student organizations.6. Postdoctoral experience. PhD degree in Physiology, or a related area from an accreditedinstitution; ABD will be considered, but the PhD degree must becompleted by the start date.last_img read more

PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

first_imgPixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments guarantee that your screen is always seamless, according to PixelFLEX. Utilizing magnetic connections and auto-locks, the FLEXUltra XT turns vertical rigging into a one-person job and the optional ground support system is complete with built-in levels and self-leveling footers.Details on the new FLEXUltra XT LED are here.Check out a video of the PixelFLEX LED FLEXUltra from InfoComm 2019 below:last_img

Knoell earns second straight Salina checkers

first_imgBy Larry Lowrey Jr.SALINA, Kan. (June 13) – It has been a few races since Brian Knoell ripped off two straight wins in the Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Modified ranks at Salina Speedway. After Friday night it appears that Knoell is back up on his “A” game. Joe Caldwell and Randy Wilson brought the field to green but it wasn’t long before a battle that started in an early heat race between Knoell and Corey Lagroon carried over into the feature.Both Knoell and Lagroon worked their way up to the front where Knoell reversed the finish from the heat race and took the top spot in the feature for his third win of the season. It’s the most wins by one driver in the division this year. Mike Petersilie gave the fans a show by finishing third after starting 16th. Danny Morrison Jr. finished fourth and coming in fifth was Van Gemmill. In the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod feature, there was a ton of passing. As a matter of fact, Friday’s feature winner had to come through the “B” to get into the main event. Tyler Frye, one of the strongest SportMod drivers around, was looking to add to his win total for 2014. Frye worked his way to the point after starting the feature 11th. It looked as if he was going to pick off his second win of the season but Daniel Gottschalk was on the move from his 14th place starting spot as was Austin Carter, who started the feature in the 13th spot.Frye held on to the lead until lap 10.Gottschalk and Carter went by as the two worked their way to the front of the pack.Gottschalk stayed in the top spot and finish first for his first local win of the season. In just five features this season the SportMods have produced four different winners.Mike Traskowsky drove his way from 10th starting to feature win number two on the season in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

Saudi Arabia criticized for giving female robot citizenship, while it restricts women’s rights

first_imgdikobraziy/iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — A robot woman in Saudi Arabia was granted citizenship this week, sparking a backlash that said the robot appeared to have more rights than millions of human women and foreigners living in the Gulf nation.Sophia, a robot with human female features that can make facial expressions and hold conversations, wooed the crowd when it debuted at a economic summit in the country’s capital, Riyadh, this week.As it stood on stage during a panel Wednesday, the robot learned from the moderator, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, that Saudi Arabia had granted it what Sorkin called “the first Saudi citizenship for a robot.”“I’m very honored and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia said, to applause. “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”An arm of the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information tweeted its support of the robot, made by Hanson Robotics and appearing as part of the Future Investment Initiative summit.Soon after, though, social media users pointed out that Sophia had quickly achieved more rights than millions of women and foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, which has been criticized globally for repressing women’s and civil rights.For one, Sophia appeared on stage alone, without the modest dress required of Saudi women; she donned no hijab, or headscarf, nor abaya, or cloak.She also did not appear to have a male guardian, as required by Saudi law for women in the country. Male guardians, often a male relative, must give permission before women can travel abroad, open bank accounts or carry out a host of other tasks — and they accompany women in public.Sophia also seems to have leapfrogged foreign workers in the Saudi kingdom, many of whom have fled poor working conditions but are prevented by law from leaving the country.On Twitter, the hashtag #Sophia_demands_the_repeal_of_guardianship picked up steam, with some users predicting a loss of rights for the female robot.One user shared a photo of Sophia with her face covered up, along with the caption, “What Sophia looks like after a while.”Another asked if she had obtained permission from a male guardian to get a Saudi passport and if it was delivered to him on her behalf. “Or is she special and able to handle the procedures on her own?” the user tweeted.The criticisms come after Saudi Arabia said last month that it would allow women to obtain driver’s licenses, in what the kingdom hailed as a major step forward in the Saudi crown prince’s long-term reform initiatives.Human rights groups have cautioned that the country, which is run by a monarchy following strict Islamic law, has a long way to go with regard to rights. Saudi Arabia has long been labeled among the most oppressive nations in the world; independent watchdog group Freedom House this year ranked it as the 10th worst country for civil liberties and political rights, tied with the Central African Republic. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more