Employment Opportunities in Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology)
Department of Biology


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology to begin September 1, 2016. We prepare students for post-graduate professional and graduate programs and careers in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental and health-related fields. For information about the department, see: www.gustavus.edu/biology/.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Cell Biology or related field, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and excellence in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. A commitment to advising and mentoring undergraduate research students is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer candidates with post-doctoral experience and who will use our imaging facilities (www.gustavus.edu/biology/facilities.php). We seek applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. Faculty are encouraged to apply for extramural funding. We welcome interest in contributing to our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include a semester course required for the major (Cell and Molecular Biology and occasionally Principles of Biology) and associated labs, and upper-level Cell Biology with lab. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses contributing to general education, such as First Term Seminar, Biology for non-majors, or a January term course involving experiential learning. The successful candidate must provide students with training in cell culture techniques through course lab or research experience. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email (PDF files) the letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy reflecting alignment with the liberal arts and research plans (describe a research program involving undergraduates), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service) to biology-search@gustavus.edu. Address letters to:

Dr. Margaret Bloch-Qazi, Chair
Department of Biology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Bloch-Qazi at biology-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 14, 2015.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet