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Assistant Professor of Biology

Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
dependent on experience
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology
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The Biology Department and Neuroscience program at Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the Biology Department beginning August 2024. We are considering applications from a broad range of areas including cell biology, genetics, physiology, neuroscience, etc. Applicants must have a terminal degree in Biology or a related field, demonstrated strength or a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a willingness to mentor undergraduate students in research. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education particularly in the field of Biology and/or Neuroscience.

Successful candidates will be able to teach introductory, general education, and upper-level undergraduate courses. Centenary values interdisciplinary teaching and encourages faculty to contribute to and/or connect course offerings and scholarship.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college. Centenary’s beautiful campus in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood is home to a community of faculty, staff, and students who encourage each other to think critically, care deeply, and achieve more. Centenary is Louisiana’s only U.S. News & World Report Top National Liberal Arts College and is ranked as one of Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges.” The College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana which boasts a rich cultural heritage and easy access to other major cities in the South.

Centenary offers excellent benefits to faculty including comprehensive insurance options, retirement matching, tuition remission and exchange programs, free on-campus benefits including membership to the campus fitness center and entry to all athletic and performance events, and annual support for professional development. Start-up funds are available, along with professional development funds (e.g., for conference travel), and competitive internal research support.

Centenary College is committed to providing students with a firm foundation in the liberal arts and to the value of civic debate, the integrity of science, and the inherent usefulness of the liberal arts to help students lead lives of meaning. Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus encourage applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. EOE.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1st. Applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Candidate materials should address experience and/or commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and to advancing the College’s commitment to diversity.

Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to provide unofficial transcripts and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Official transcripts and a background check are required before a candidate can be hired.

To apply, send application materials to or:

Department of Biology

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, Louisiana 71104



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