Assistant Professor, Cell Biology

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary. 
The Department of Biology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin Fall 2021.  We seek individuals who have a genuine interest in teaching within the liberal arts environment and conducting research that involves undergraduates.  The successful candidate will teach Cell Biology for majors, Introductory Biology for majors and/or non-majors, and upper division courses in area of specialization (e.g., Bioinformatics, Immunology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology).  


Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year (where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course), maintaining an active research agenda, advising undergraduate students, and participating in governance at the departmental and College levels:



Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Cell Biology or a related field.   Teaching experience, or promise of excellence in teaching, as well as post-doctoral research experience, are preferred.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.

Application Details. 

Applicants should apply online.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching, research, and diversity and inclusion goals in a liberal arts environment must be submitted electronically to In addition, applicants must submit contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.  For full consideration, application and letters must be received by October 8, 2020.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Matthew Kittelberger, Chair, Department of Biology ( ).

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.