Assistant Professors

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Salary to commensurate with candidate experience
November 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biology at Susquehanna University invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors beginning in August 2022.

Both positions require demonstrated excellence, or evidence of the potential to excel, in undergraduate teaching, advising and research mentoring, as well as evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion. The successful candidates will be expected to develop compelling research programs, publish in peer-reviewed scholarly sources, and actively mentor student capstone research projects. Institutional and departmental service are also required.  An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in biology or a related field is required by date of appointment. 

The first position is in biology with training in the general area of microbiology, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics or epidemiology. Teaching duties will include microbiology lecture and lab, upper-level courses in an area of specialization such as microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or epidemiology, and science courses for non-majors. The candidate’s research interests should align well with student interest and be able to take advantage of the research facilities currently provided in the Natural Science Center.

The second position is in ecology with specialization in human impacts on vertebrates. Teaching duties will include introductory-level biology courses and biostatistics, comparative vertebrate anatomy and elective courses in their field. Candidates whose research and teaching focus on applied ecological issues such as conservation or restoration ecology will be preferred, as will be candidates able to take advantage of the ecological research facilities currently available to Susquehanna University such as the Center for Environmental Education and Research and the Natural Science Center.

To be considered, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, advising, and/or service along with three letters from references online at  Any inquiries about the cell and molecular biology position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Tammy Tobin ( Any inquiries about the ecology position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Alissa Packer ( Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world.  Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325-acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.