Employment Opportunities in Biology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology)


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology to begin September 1, 2015. The Department of Biology graduates an average of 70 majors each year and focuses on the preparation of students for professional and graduate programs in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental, and health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes. Additional information about the Biology Department is available at: www.gustavus.edu/biology/.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate related to Cell Biology, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring is essential. Application materials should address experience teaching a student-centered undergraduate biology curriculum in a liberal arts environment.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching load will be seven course equivalents comprised of the following: in fall semester, Cell and Molecular Biology (Bio201) lecture and lab, and two labs for Principles of Biology (Bio101); in January Term, an experiential course determined by the candidate, in consultation with the Chair, and in spring semester, a 300-level cell biology lecture and lab as well as a theme-based 100-level biology lecture and lab for non-majors.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials to: biology-search@gustavus.edu. Application materials must include separate pdf files of: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). Documents should be addressed 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. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 8, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) affiliated, residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 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