• Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Biology

    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/29/2019 11:05 AM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Biology - CAS
    Employment Type
    Tenure Track Faculty
    FLSA Status
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas Biology Department invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020.


    The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all.  Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


    We are seeking an integrative organismal biologist who is committed to building a career as a scholar and a teacher.  The successful candidate will exhibit potential to teach undergraduate biology courses at the introductory and/or upper-division levels.  We value the potential to contribute to more than one of the undergraduate majors that the Biology Department supports (Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Global Health, and Neuroscience).  The successful candidate will establish a high-quality research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate collaboration and has the potential to be competitive for external funding. The Biology Department actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives. 


    Research support will include start-up funds, laboratory/computing space in a science facility, and a time allocation for mentoring undergraduate research partners.  The Biology Department is committed to undergraduate education and engaging undergraduate students in a dynamic research environment.  Our full-time faculty are recipients of major, externally-funded research grants, and our facilities are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.  For more information, visit our website HERE


    A PhD (U.S or Foreign Equivalent) in biology, zoology or related fields or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered.


    For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. Review of application materials will begin on November 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter that includes a statement on diversity and inclusion into the application. In this statement please include how you would contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus environment and highlight any experience you have working in a diverse setting and/or working with diverse students. Additionally please provide the following documents:

    • A curriculum vitae
    • Description of research agenda including involvement of undergraduates
    • A statement of teaching philosophy
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
    • A list of courses they would be interested in teaching

    Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Dr. Kyle Zimmer at kdzimmer@stthomas.edu.  


    Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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