Job Listings

Job listings are posted here as a service to the biology community.  No endorsement is made by PULSE as to the positions listed below.  To have your job posted below, email the website editor with the hyperlink to the job post, name of the position, name of the institution, and expiration date.  

                                                                            Current Positions

Tenure Track Faculty position in Biology at Harford Community College

Starting salary rangeCommensurate with education and experience.

About Harford Community College:  Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success. We’re continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure as we propel Harford Community College into the future.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Job Description:  The purpose of this position is to perform teaching duties and professional service for the College. This is accomplished by providing instruction as assigned; conducting and assessing instruction; developing and/or modifying curriculum; assisting students through academic advising; establishing, posting, and maintaining office hours; providing leadership for the development, growth, and support of the College and the assigned area; and undertaking professional community service.

Other duties include supporting the mission, vision and values of the College and policies of the Board of Trustees; serving on various College committees, task forces and other groups; and participating in various official College ceremonies and meetings.

This is a 10-month, tenure-track position scheduled to begin August 2020. This position will be filled based on availability of funding.

Required Education:  Master’s degree in Biology or a closely-related field, with 18 graduate credit hours in Biology.

Required Experience:  One year of full-time teaching or the equivalent adjunct teaching, preferably in a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • 18 graduate credit hours in biology
  • Experience teaching with evidence-based pedagogies.
  • Demonstrated competency with current technology and learning management systems.
  • Experience in assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Ability to teach non-majors biology with lab.
  • Ability to teach cellular biology with lab for allied health students and/or science majors.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate preferred.
  • Experience with course embedded undergraduate research.
  • Experience with inclusive pedagogy.

Link to posting: https://harford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1179

Position closes on March 1, 2020 

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology at Oxford College

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions in Biology beginning August 2020, with possible renewal up to three years.  The successful candidate will teach two lecture courses and their accompanying laboratories each semester, contributing to the two-course introductory biology sequence for majors, covering topics in cellular and molecular biology, with a focus on molecular genetics in the second course.  One position will have potential to teach a zoology course in the second year.  Oxford’s state-of-the-art science facility, which opened in 2016, is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM.

Qualifications: Required - A Ph.D. in biology or a sub-discipline, completed by May 2020; Preferred – Candidates with experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply.  Biology faculty use recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE as guiding principles.  Experience or advanced training in molecular biology is a plus for both positions, and background and experience in organismal biology is desirable for one position. Further information and application instructions: https://apply.interfolio.com/73463

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NSF Positions

Position announcements have recently been posted for two EHR/HRD program officer positions.  Primary duties will be for NSF INCLUDES and the HSI program, respectively. Each position could be filled initially either via a permanent or temporary appointment; these options require separate postings thus there are actually two postings for each position.

The postings for the NSF INCLUDES-focused position are here:

The postings for the position focusing on the HSI program are here:

We encourage you to distribute these postings broadly via your professional networks.

Tim VanReken
Acting Deputy Division Director
Human Resources Development
Directorate for Education and Human Resources
National Science Foundation

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                              ​​​                                                       ​​​​Past Positions

Associate Dean for Student Success and Undergraduate Studies in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) at the University of Houston is seeking a proven, dynamic, and innovative leader to serve as its next Associate Dean for Student Success and Undergraduate Studies. The incumbent will inherit years of growth in undergraduate student numbers, improved academic preparation of the incoming classes, and a sound infrastructure for enrollment management. NSM has been successful in improving outcomes for students, as well as in securing external funding for student support. This is an opportunity to shape science education in ways that respond to the shifting demography of Texas and the country, as well as to the changing intellectual and professional worlds our students will inherit. An appointment is anticipated either in a tenure-track or a non-tenure track position at the Associate or full Professor level.

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for a minimum of three references, and a cover letter through http://jobs.uh.edu. Please consult the following position and institutional description for additional information before applying.  Review of applications will begin by September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.  

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Biology: Assistant Professor Biology Teaching and Learning University of Minnesota

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is seeking to hire a future tenure-track assistant professor through the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  The application for the PPFP is now open and more information can be found at http://ppfp.umn.edu/. The deadline for applying is November 1st.

We are seeking a candidate who has experience in biology education research and in innovative, evidence-based teaching. The expectation for the successful candidate is that they will develop an active research program in BTL under the mentorship of one or more of our current faculty as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, before transitioning after one to two years to a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department and the College of Biological Sciences. This position will complement the existing strengths of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning, and contribute to our mission of discovering, adapting, applying and disseminating innovative research and strategies that transform biology education. The successful candidate will be a productive researcher with demonstrated independence in thinking and the ability to work across the biological and biology education disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally-funded and collaborative research program that creates, extends, and/or explains the mechanisms of effective approaches to biology education.  Applications will be accepted through the University of Minnesota’s PPFP website from until November 1, 2019.  

This position is part of the University of Minnesota’s recent partnership with the University of California’s highly successful President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  

Questions about the program, the application process, and the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning can be directed to any of our tunered/tenure-line faculty, including Abdi WarfaAnita SchuchardtSehoya CotnerMurray JensenRob Brooker, or David Kirkpatrick.  

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Biology:  Assistant Professor of Biology Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

The Biology Department at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2020. The successful applicant’s annual teaching responsibilities may include Ecology for non-Biology majors, Genetics, or the General Biology sequence as well as upper division courses in Conservation Biology and topics complementary to the candidate’s area of expertise. Opportunities may also exist to teach and/or mentor in the Environmental Studies interdisciplinary program. We seek applicants dedicated to engaging undergraduates in research experiences as part of their scholarship.

-Teach undergraduate courses in conservation biology, genetics, non-majors introductory ecology, and introductory biology. 
-Contribute to the University, Division of Natural Sciences, and Department of Biology through scholarship activities and service.

-Ability to teach Conservation Biology, Introductory Biology, non-majors Introductory Ecology, Genetics and advanced courses in their area of expertise.
-Promise as an innovative, inclusive, and effective classroom instructor.
-Commitment to engaging undergraduates in research experiences as part of their scholarship.
-Ability or desire to fully contribute to the department and the University by working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Ph.D. in Biology or closely related discipline. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2020.

-Preference for expertise in Applied Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Genetics, or Environmental Science.
-Previous teaching and course design experience at the undergraduate level. 
-Expertise working with resource management and/or natural resource agencies.

Review of applicants will begin September 17, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

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Biology: Assistant Professor of Biology - 000475 University of Richmond
expires 11/1/2019

The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology for the 2020-21 academic year. We seek a broadly-trained biologist who will excel in inclusive, undergraduate teaching and engage undergraduate students in a productive research program. Candidates should have a doctoral degree, post-doctoral experience, and expertise in the field of genetics and/or genomics. The successful applicant is expected to teach introductory courses in the major, including Integrated Biological Principles I, which focuses on molecular and cellular biology within the context of evolution (syllabus link), and an upper level genetics course. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have interest and experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines, which aligns with the University’s strategic plan (https://strategicplan.richmond.edu/).

The Department of Biology provides a broad biology education within the context of the liberal arts. We value teaching that emphasizes inclusive, evidence-based pedagogies and high impact practices, such as course-based research experiences. We actively contribute to our fields of study through peer-reviewed research. We are firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and aim to give all students interested in biology the opportunity and skills needed to succeed. We are looking for colleagues that share these goals and who will pursue continued growth in these areas. The University supports these values and offers opportunities for continued faculty development. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of these values via three personal statements: 
(1) A teaching statement illustrating teaching approach, how their plans for both teaching and research intersect, and preferences and ideas for courses taught
(2) A research statement describing the trajectory of their research program, how it will contribute to their field, and how aspects of their research program will incorporate undergraduate researchers
(3) A statement on inclusion and equity expressing the candidate’s views on fostering inclusivity in STEM through their experience, proposed endeavors, and/or their understanding of issues related to inclusion and equity.

The Biology Department will evaluate candidates equally in all three areas.

 

The Department of Biology is in the Gottwald Center for the Sciences along with the Departments of Chemistry, and Physics. The Department of Biology offers courses for non-majors and for majors in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, a concentration in Neuroscience, and Integrated and Inclusive Science. The typical faculty teaching load is a 3/2 (alternating semesters of 9 and 6 contact hours), with a lab section counting as one teaching unit. This position includes a research laboratory, equipment, and startup funds. A full-time Director of Biological Imaging manages our microscopy facility, which includes an SEM, TEM, a laser scanning confocal microscope, and a multi-mode epifluorescence microscope with time-lapse capabilities. The university also maintains an animal facility, greenhouse and herbarium, flow cytometer, standard molecular biology equipment, computer imaging technology, and field research equipment and vehicles. Members of the Department of Biology also have access to two University-owned field sites that are approximately 15 and 45 minutes from campus.

The School of Arts & Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative, and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals, and initiatives of the School of Arts & Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/index.html . 

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department see (https://biology.richmond.edu/).

Applicants should click "Apply Now" and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the statements on teaching, research and fostering inclusivity in STEM described above. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University's Human Resources department at URHR@richmond.edu. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to John Warrick, Chair of the Search Committee (jwarrick@richmond.edu).