Stetson University: Assistant Professor of Biology (2 Positions)

Stetson University seeks applications for two positions of tenure-track Assistant Professors of Biology. These are full time, 9-month positions, beginning August 2019.

Position 1: Organismal biology, physiology, or developmental biology.

A Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise that could include, but is not limited to: organismal biology, physiology, or developmental biology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates, ability to mentor undergraduate research projects, and a record of scholarly publication in area of expertise

Position 2: Microbiology, molecular biology, microbial genetics, or similar.

A Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise that may include, but is not limited to, microbiology, molecular biology, virology, microbial genetics, host-microbe interactions or microbial ecology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates, ability to mentor undergraduate research projects, and a record of scholarly publication in area of expertise.

We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar who will be an excellent teacher, engaged undergraduate research mentor, and productive scholar. Postdoctoral experience is strongly recommended but not required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative teaching and academic advising of undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in or record of scholarship in engaging students from diverse backgrounds.


As a liberal learning institution, Stetson focuses on education of the whole student through a strong foundation in General Education, deep disciplinary training, and experiential learning. Thus, this tenure-track faculty position has a strong focus on teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Primary teaching responsibilities include an upper-division physiology course and associated lab, an introductory biology course, and mentoring of capstone senior research projects. Other courses based on the candidate's expertise, and may include new or existing upper-division biology and/or General Education courses. The combined teaching load is equivalent to three course units per semester, which typically ranges from 9 to 12 contact hours. All majors in the College of Arts and Sciences complete a Senior Project, and therefore mentoring undergraduates as researchers is a key responsibility. As teacher-scholars, candidates will be expected to be excellent teachers and pursue a vibrant research program. The candidate will also provide academic advising for undergraduates each semester. University service and or leadership are also expected commensurate with rank.

Salary: Salary is competitive.

Starting Date: August 12, 2018


Applicants must send the following materials: 1) cover letter that includes the candidate's philosophy of teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate research in a liberal arts university, 2) research plan, 3) curriculum vitae, and 4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received on or before November 15, 2018.

Application materials may be submitted to Dr. Kirsten Work at [email protected], or mailed to to:
Dr. Kirsten Work, Department Chair
Department of Biology
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8264
DeLand, FL 32723

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA and GINA employer.

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last updated 9-Oct-2018