Biology Faculty Position

Scranton; Northeastern Pennsylvania
9-month appointment per academic year; excellent benefits
May 29 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Position

Department of Biology

The University of Scranton 

The Department of Biology seeks applicants for a Faculty Specialist position starting at the end of July, 2019.  Responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinating and supervising the general biology laboratory for biology and related majors, including coordinating with other instructors in planning the laboratory, ordering and preparing laboratory materials, and supervising graduate teaching assistants;
  2. Teaching the general biology laboratory sequence;
  3. Teaching other biology courses currently offered by our department as needed.

Teaching experience and a Master’s degree in the biological sciences required, a doctoral degree is preferred. This is a renewable, one-year, non-tenure track position with full time Faculty Specialist status.  Subsequent contracts may be up to three years in length.

Interested, qualified individuals must apply online at Application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin 1 June 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Biology Department is housed in the state-of-the-art unified science center, Visit for more information about the Biology Department and its programs.

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 America’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

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at The application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (4) transcripts, and (5) three letters of reference.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Robert Waldeck, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at Review of applications will begin June 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.    

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