Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences

Ellensburg, Washington State
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. CWU offers a comprehensive benefits pa
September 25 2019
Job ID 3244
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences


Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) seeks a colleague specializing in Cell Biology or Molecular Genetics to join the faculty at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced level curriculum in the areas of cell biology and/or molecular genetics, and develop a research program suitable for the involvement of undergraduate and Master’s students. Prospective candidates must have a PhD in cell biology, molecular genetics, or a related field; commitment to excellence in teaching cell biology/molecular genetics; and research expertise in cell biology and/or molecular genetics with potential for developing a research program suitable for involvement of undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and/or have experience in working with under-represented populations and creating a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students. As an institution, CWU values teaching as a vehicle for inspiring intellectual inquiry, and we expect dedication to our students’ success. Applicants with strong commitment to student learning and support for an increasingly diverse student body are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, see https://www.cwu.edu/biology/.

Central Washington University

CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 33% minorities, and it graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latinx students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Located in the heart of Washington State, Ellensburg is approximately 100 miles and under 2 hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. Ellensburg, the largest city and county seat of historic Kittitas County, is situated in the geographic center of the state on the dry eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The Cascade region is known as a world-class destination for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, river rafting, boating, skiing, and snowboarding. For more information about the community of Ellensburg, visit http://www.cwu.edu/community.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019. Applications are accepted at https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3244) and require submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and transcripts.  Additional questions should be emailed under the subject header “Biology Faculty Search” to David.Darda@cwu.edu or April.Binder@cwu.edu.

For information about the university visit: www.cwu.edu.

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.