Assistant Professor of Biology, tenure-track position, to start in September 2021

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, Florida
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December 11 2020
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Full Time
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Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2021. We seek a Molecular Biologist whose expertise may include one of the following fields: immunology, virology, cell biology, functional genomics, genomics of disease, or human nutrition. Preference will be given to applicants utilizing cutting-edge molecular techniques such as transcriptomics, metabolomics, genomics, or bioinformatics. 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, February 12, 2021.  Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Denise Flaherty ( 

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.