Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Commensurate with experience + benefits
September 08 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

The Biology Department of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, invites individuals enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and research to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018.  Hallmarks of Westmont’s Biology Department include innovation in classroom teaching (including inquiry-based lab and field experiences in cellular/molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology), a commitment to robust faculty/student collaborative research, and dedication to the academic, social, and spiritual development of our students. A Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field) along with relevant post-doctoral work is required. We are open to other specializations, but we are particularly seeking expertise in either neurobiology, plant/animal developmental biology, or genomic/proteomic studies.  The successful candidate will teach a course in his/her specialty, introductory biology, biochemistry labs, and potentially molecular biology and/or microbiology.  She/he will also be expected to establish and maintain a research program involving undergraduates, and to assist in this goal, startup funding will be provided. Existing faculty have been successful in attaining external funding, the college funds summer research students, and the Department has recently received a major grant for laboratory instrumentation.  Please visit for application instructions and to submit relevant documents.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Steve Julio, chair, Biology Department, at Review of applications will begin in October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty invested in undergraduate teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of liberal arts education, whose work grows out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.  The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

Westmont College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, religion, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

Westmont requires that all full-time faculty indicate full agreement with the Articles of Faith and support the standards enumerated in the statement on Community Life. Applicants will be asked to submit three brief (500 to 1500 words) statements describing their journey as a follower of Christ, their philosophy of Christian liberal arts education, and their view of the relationship between their faith and their professional/scholarly work.