Gannon University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biology


The Gannon University Department of Biology is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 9-month, tenure track assistant professor position beginning August 2022. We are seeking a biologist to teach introductory anatomy & physiology courses for nursing and health science majors, as well as courses across the biology curriculum and in the applicant's specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and perspectives that integrate multiple aspects of the biological sciences. Responsibilities include teaching 24 credit hours in the academic year and undertaking scholarships with undergraduate students and as defined by the Boyer model. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in academic advising, professional development, and service activities to support the University, community, and profession. The biology department supports the university's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and actively encourages applications from women, BIPOC, and all underrepresented minorities.

Requirements include an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biology or a related field. Candidates must display effective interpersonal and written and oral communication skills and an ability to be an effective team member. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. Candidates must be able to meet the physical and technical demands of a busy office, classroom, and laboratory setting.

Gannon University is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie. Erie is a regional tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are located within a two-hour drive from campus. The Biology Department at our Erie, Pennsylvania campus is housed within the School of Sciences in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of productive scholarship in your area of expertise, and contact information for three professional references with application to

Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon University visit

It is the policy of Gannon University to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and existing students and employees. In administering its affairs, the University shall not discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits shall conform to this policy. All aspects of student affairs and education of students including recruitment, admissions, financial aid, placement, access to facilities, student discipline, student life and student employment conform to this policy. Furthermore, Gannon University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Gannon University will protect the rights of all students and employees to work and study free from harassment, including sexual harassment and/or sexual violence. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and other non-discrimination policies are to be referred to the Gannon University Title IX Coordinator, Susan Majocka, Beyer Hall 306, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541-0001; 814-871-7224;

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Last updated: 2022-01-16