Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Genetics, Department of Biology

University of San Francisco
San Francisco
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Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genetics
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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Genetics, Department of Biology
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Genetics, Department of Biology

Job Summary:
The Department of Biology at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of genetics to begin August 2023, contingent upon funding approval. We are interested in candidates with research programs utilizing experimental and/or molecular approaches to understand the genetics of model organisms (or emerging model organisms), including microbes, plants, or animals.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching and will be expected to teach Genetics, General Biology, upper division courses in Evolution or Ecology, and other courses in specific areas of the candidate's academic expertise. The candidate should be committed to involving undergraduates in an independent research program and will be expected to apply for extramural funding for support.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline earned by August 2022, teaching experience, post-doctoral experience, and evidence of research skills and scholarship. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. The successful candidate must be able to offer their reflection on equity and strategies for success in engaging with BIPOC students.

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, a diversity statement (which may include your thoughts and/or experiences concerning equitable education for underserved and marginalized communities, your commitment to or experience with broadening participation and accessibility in the field, and/or experience and success in engaging with BIPOC students), and three letters of recommendation (requested upon submission of application). Any questions may be addressed to Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring Black, Latinx and underrepresented students.

USF is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative; in the first year, 70% of new full-time faculty hires were faculty of color. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in mentoring, community building and peer to peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Faculty also enjoy peer support through affinity groups such as the Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council, Black Community Council, LGBTQ Caucus and La Colectiva of Latinx Staff and Faculty.

In addition all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to "Change the World From Here." For more information, visit

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