Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University is seeking a tenure track assistant or associate professor whose innovative and creative instruction will complement and enhance the department’s pre-health profession related programs.  Successful candidates should have a deep commitment to academic excellence and a belief in a liberal arts education where diversity and inclusion, ethical and critical thinking, and effective communication are highly valued.  A terminal degree in a field closely related to the discipline and a proven record of university-level teaching, research, and service are required for this nine-month, tenure-track position.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a start date for the position of August 2021.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and/or Genetics. 


A terminal degree in a field closely related to the discipline and previous college teaching experience are required.  Subject areas of teaching that are of particular importance to the department include courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and others that complement the pre-health profession related curriculum.  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The Department of Biology is interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education and bring a prospective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences under-represented populations. As such, applicants may include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.


Duties of the position include teaching 21 credit hours, supervising undergraduate research projects, academic advising, active participation in departmental, school, and university service, active participation in the department's assessment program, and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the college and the university.

The Department of Biology

Biology students enjoy small class sizes with a variety of traditional, online, and field-trip formats, taught by Ph.D. faculty that also guide students through one of four curricular paths (Biology, Biology Education, Biomedical Science, and Cell and Molecular Biology) and through preparation for graduate school and professional programs or employment after graduation.

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences embraces the value of a liberal arts education and prepares students in all disciplines to think critically, creatively, and ethically. Our students are challenged to become servant leaders through an education that engages them to become socially and ecologically responsible citizens in our world. Through rigorous coursework taught by excellent faculty, the Petree College is committed to an education that is relevant, socially engaged, and life transforming. The faculty and staff of Petree College are not only concerned about preparing students for careers. More importantly, we want to prepare you for life. We hope that you will join us to participate in an education that will make a difference for you and for the world.

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family.  Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Procedure for Submitting Applications

Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, list of professional references, and unofficial transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a start date for the position of August 2020

Contact For Additional Questions

Search Chair: Professor and Chair of Biology, Adam Ryburn,

Diversity Advocate: Professor of Biology, Laurie Kauffman,