Assistant Professor of Biology

Saint Petersburg, Florida
EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.
August 16 2019
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Assistant Professor of Biology

Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2020. We seek a Geneticist/Cell Biologist with expertise in one of the following fields: functional genomics, genomics of disease, transcriptomics, metabolomics, genome biology, human nutrition, immunology, or virology. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in bioinformatics and biostatistics. We seek a broadly trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and training them in a program of research and publication. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is required, preferably with postdoctoral research and teaching experience.

The college is situated on a 188 acres waterfront campus on Tampa Bay, allowing direct access to an extraordinary diversity of terrestrial, marine and freshwater species. The James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences houses the Biology and Chemistry departments and features the latest in laboratory instrumentation. Eckerd College is part of a large scientific research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The candidate will teach seven course equivalents per academic year (3-1-3), including Genetics & Molecular Biology, and our first-year introductory course called Cells & Genes. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an upper-level course in their area of expertise.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via Applications must be complete by Friday October 11, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cory J. Krediet (

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.