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Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics)

The Dept. of Biology at Wheaton College
Wheaton, Illinois (US)
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Feb 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genetics
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The Department of Biological and Health Sciences at Wheaton College (IL) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology, specializing in genetics, to begin August 2022. A PhD (or ABD) in genetics or closely related field is required. Candidates with strengths in a systems biology or bioinformatics approach to genetics are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated team of teacher-scholars, with expanding teaching and scholarly opportunities in bioinformatics, neuroscience, and public health anticipated in the coming years. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level genetics and associated laboratories, other courses as appropriate to their experience, and possibly introductory biology. The opportunity to develop new courses is available. Scholarly productivity in research will be expected for tenure and promotion.

Information about the Biology curriculum, including BIOL 356 Genetics, is located at

Please address any questions regarding this position to the Chair of the Biological and Health Sciences Department, Dr. Ray Lewis, Review of applicants will begin immediately, and initial applications are due by March 1.

WHEATON COLLEGE is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.  Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body.  We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom.  For more information about Wheaton College visit

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Established in 1860 in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study.

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