Biology, Assistant Professor

Location
Loretto, Pennsylvania
Salary
commiserate with experience
Posted
September 30 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Biology, Assistant Professor

Search Status: Application material received by October 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the Biology Department beginning August 2020.  This position is intended to serve as Pre-Medicine coordinator for the Biology Department, and would be tasked with helping the University’s Pre-Med programs take a step forward in terms of opportunities for students, student outcomes, and enrollment.  Primary teaching responsibilities would include Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy & Physiology, but may also include courses in introductory biology, non-majors biology, and the candidate’s area of expertise. We have particular interest in candidates with research interests involving developmental biology, cell biology, and/or functional morphology.  Candidate is expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. Ability to contribute to the interdisciplinary neuroscience minor would be a plus.

A Ph.D in Biology or related discipline, or an M.D. or D.O. (or equivalent medical degree), is required at time the position starts (ABD applicants will be considered).  Candidate is expected to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.  Experience as a primary course instructor in college setting is strongly desired. Additional responsibilities will include advising students and University service.

To apply: Complete an application at www.francis.edu/employment  , then email letter of application,  C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research plan, official transcripts, and a list of three references to:  positions@francis.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 with phone and on-campus interviews planned for October through December.

Saint Francis University is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan College in the United States. We are a regional university with a robust commitment to the Liberal Arts and Health Sciences.  The University enrolls 2,300 students, of which 1,700 are undergraduates.  The Biology department includes 12 full-time faculty and 110 majors.  The department is housed in a 73,000 sq. ft. science center with dedicated research and cell culture facilities.  Approximately 40% of biology majors are pre-medicine, and SFU has additional pre-medicine programs in biochemistry, chemistry, exercise physiology, psychology, and public health.  In addition to servicing its own students, the biology department also provides support for the University’s health science programs.

Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE