Western Washington University: Assistant Professor in Marine Molecular Biology

The Biology Department and the Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program at Western Washington University (WWU) invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Marine Molecular Biology, beginning FALL 2020.

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 45 miles NW of Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC), the teaching and research facility located in Anacortes, WA.

Marine and Coastal Science is an interdisciplinary program with permanent and affiliated faculty in units across the university, drawing together the wealth of marine expertise in the Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences departments and at SPMC. The mission of MACS is to promote the study of marine systems with an emphasis on place-based learning, early exposure to research, and cohort-based, immersive educational experiences.

The successful applicant will teach courses in MACS and the Biology Department evenly between the two units. The MACS teaching responsibility may include already developed courses such as our cohort and skills development seminar series for 1st and 2nd year students, and/or it may involve development of new courses such as a marine science and society course, an interdisciplinary course-based research capstone, and/or a marine science elective in the applicant's area of expertise that is suitable for students with broad interests and backgrounds. A primary teaching responsibility in Biology will be introductory molecular and cellular biology for majors (Biol 205). Additional teaching responsibilities in Biology could include advanced courses in molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology/'omics.

Application review begins October 8, 2019; position is open until filled.

For more detailed information about this position and how to submit an application, please use the link below: employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497146/assistant-professor-in-marine-molecular-biology

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Inquiries: Professor Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez; [email protected]


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last updated 8-Sep-2019