Virology/Immunology Professor

Hillsdale, Michigan
salary commensurate with experience
August 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Hillsdale College, a selective and independent liberal arts college of about 1400 students in southern Michigan, is seeking a broadly trained virologist and/or immunologist. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank must demonstrate effective design and teaching of undergraduate courses from introductory non-majors to upper-level biology majors, as well as an ability to supervise undergraduate senior thesis research. A PhD in an appropriate field is required; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Research facilities include a level 2 biosafety lab, confocal, widefield fluorescent, and scanning electron microscopy, and qPCR/RT-qPCR and genetic sequencing. Start-up funds will be available for additional equipment.

The successful candidate will teach introductory cell and molecular biology, upper-level courses in virology and immunology, possible additional courses in the applicant’s specialty, and introductory core biology for non-majors integrating scientific concepts in the context of the Hillsdale College liberal arts curriculum. Starting date can be either January or August 2022. For additional information contact the department chair: Dr. David Houghton ( Additional resources and position description can be found at the department website. ( Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio:

  1. Letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests.
  2. A response to the college Mission Statement, addressing interests and abilities to teach in view of its commitments.
  3. Current curriculum vitae.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2021 and continue until a successful applicant is found.