Assistant Professor of Biology
The Department of Biology at Widener University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in microbiology and immunology or a related field to begin August 27, 2020. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level microbiology for biology majors, upper-level courses in the area of the candidate’s specialty, and introductory microbiology lecture and laboratory courses for nursing majors. Candidates must have a high potential for undergraduate teaching and are expected to engage undergraduates in an active research program. Laboratory space is available in our modern biology facilities. The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. by May 2020, although 1-2 years postdoctoral experience is preferred.
The Biology Department is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Candidates should describe their experiences working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students. Candidates who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity in their teaching and research are encouraged to elaborate on their potential to support the Biology Department’s commitment to diversity.
Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2019. Applicants must submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and a statement describing your experiences with diverse student populations and how you intend, through your teaching, research or service, to contribute to diversity and inclusion in our department and the broader Widener University community. All documents must be submitted electronically (docx or pdf format) to http://careers.widener.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. In addition, three confidential letters of reference must be sent to Arts_and_Sciences@widener.edu.
Questions should be directed to Dr. David Coughlin, Chair of the Search Committee (610-499-4025 or firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about Widener University and the Department of Biology, see www.widener.edu.