Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Biology

Florida Atlantic University - FAU
Jupiter, Florida, United States 33458
October 12 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University seeks to fill an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in Biology.

The WHC is a highly selective semi-autonomous unit within FAU, with its own full-time faculty and a four-year, all-honors, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, which includes interdisciplinary coursework and a senior thesis ( The WHC is located in Jupiter, FL on FAU's MacArthur Campus, which is an international hub for scientific research. The campus is host to the world-renowned research institutes Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute Florida, along with FAU's Jupiter Life Sciences Initiative and Brain Institute. In addition, FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located in nearby Fort Pierce. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, start-up funding, established graduate programs, and the opportunity to explore synergies with existing areas of emphasis (e.g., neuroscience, marine biology, cancer biology) candidates are expected to actively collaborate in and contribute to maintaining an extramurally-funded research program.

Currently, the WHC enrolls 440 honors students and has 37 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University's ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. The WHC must be an example of excellence in undergraduate education, therefore all members of the WHC faculty must love and excel in teaching and mentoring students, including supervision of honors theses.

The successful candidate will contribute to the WHC focus on interdisciplinarity and be ready to contribute to exciting research-infused STEM curriculum initiatives. The teaching load is negotiable and will depend on extramural funding.

This tenure-track position begins in August 2018.


A Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline is required by time of appointment (August 2018).

Expertise in cell biology, bioinformatics, and/or physiology is preferred.

We welcome candidates who value a collegial and collaborative culture, respect the equal importance of all academic disciplines, and commit to supporting the success of our diverse, talented, and diligent students.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Position #01008004) on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (Position #01008004).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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