Tenure-track Asst. Professor; Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
competitive, 9-month academic year, very attractive benefits
March 07 2018
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Full Time
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The Biology Department of The University of Scranton is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in ecology/environmental biology/evolution to begin August 2018. The area of specialization within these disciplines is open; however, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, population ecology, microbial ecology, or molecular ecology. Applicants should be able to contribute to the Biology Department’s core courses as well as to the Environmental Science Program and will be expected to develop upper level courses in their specialties. Excellence in teaching and an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduates is expected. A Ph.D. is required by start date and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The Biology Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art unified science center, http://www.scranton.edu/academics/sciencecenter. Visit http://www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/biology/for more information about the Biology Department and http://admissions.scranton.edu/academic-programs/majors-minors/programs/environmental-science.shtml for more information about the Environmental Science Major.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast, Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence, and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the mission and the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and aims of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at http://www.scranton.edu/mission. The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The University of Scranton is an EOE employer/educator. We encourage women, persons with disabilities, veterans and others from underrepresented groups to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. The application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (4) a statement of research interests, (4) three letters of reference, and (5) selected publications.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Robert Smith or Dr. Janice Voltzow, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, via email at robert.smith@scranton.edu and janice.voltzow@scranton.edu. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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