Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Waco, Texas
Salary and rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
August 31 2017
Robert Doyle
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Faculty Position in Tropical Disease Biology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (  As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the area of Tropical Disease Biology within the Department of Biology. We are pleased to continue an expansion of our research and education mission related to this field. We seek an individual who has a well-established track record of research on tropical disease pathogens and enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates with basic and translational research expertise in diseases transmitted to humans by invertebrate or vertebrate vectors including (but not limited to) Lymphatic filariasis, Leishmaniasis, Schistosomiasis, Toxoplasmosis, Trypanosomiasis, or Malaria are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive and externally funded research program in an area of science relevant to human health that contributes to broader departmental goals. Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and development of new collaborations within and beyond Baylor University is essential to this position.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 30, 2017. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For position details and application information please visit: or contact the Search Committee Chair (

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.