Tenure-track Asst. Professor in Biology (Developmental Neuroscience / Cell Biology)

Scranton, Pennsylvania
very competitive university, 9-month academic year, very generous benefits
October 02 2019
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Full Time
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Department of Biology
The University of Scranton 

The Biology Department of The University of Scranton is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. The areas of specialization include neuroscience, particularly developmental neuroscience, and /or cellular biology.Applicants will teach Developmental Biology, Developmental Neuroscience, and/or Cellular Biology (depending on their background). Applicants will also contribute to the Biology Department’s core courses in the Biology; Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (BCMB); Physiology; Environmental Science; and/or Neuroscience programs. Faculty will be encouraged to develop upper level courses in their specialties.

A Ph.D. is required by start date; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Excellence in teaching and the capability to develop an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduates and which is complementary to the expertise of our existing faculty is expected.

Our department is a growing and dynamic place to work. We are currently searching to fill an additional tenure-track position in microbiology, and a tenure-track position in physiology. Integrative biologists or those who work on evolution, physiology, microbiology, neurobiology, or environmental science at multiple levels are encouraged to apply for the position closest to their area of expertise, but may also apply to more than one position.

The Biology Department is housed in a state-of-the-art unified science center, http://www.scranton.edu/academics/sciencecenter. Visit http://www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/biology/ for more information about the Biology Department, its programs, and its faculty.

The University embraces diversity, and promotes an inclusive campus community, which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. See our website for our full non-discrimination statement.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and aims of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at https://www.scranton.edu/about/jesuit-tradition/index.shtml. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 27 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. The application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of research interests, (5) three letters of reference, and (6) selected publications.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Marc A. Seid, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at marc.seid@scranton.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.