Assistant Professor of Biology

Westminster College
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Westminster College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology, with an emphasis in the biology of human health, to begin in August 2021. The teaching assignment will include lower-division courses in genetics or cell biology and upper-division courses, such as cancer cell biology, development, comparative anatomy and physiology, and/or immunology. We seek an excellent teacher with demonstrated ability to facilitate active student engagement and a commitment to a liberal arts education. We hope to collaborate with an energetic colleague who will participate actively in the work of our program and ongoing development of our innovative curriculum. A Ph.D. degree in a biomedical field is required. There are also opportunities to develop engaging non-majors courses. We particularly seek candidates who have a strong interest in scholarship, which could include pedagogical research and/or mentoring students in undergraduate research at a small liberal arts college.


Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. We seek colleagues who will support the learning of all students, including those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.


Required Qualifications:
  • D. in a biomedical field, completed no later than August, 2021.
  • Demonstrated excellence in The successful applicant will have served as the instructor of record for at least one course and be able to demonstrate the ability to employ pedagogical practices that generate active and engaged learning, particularly to a diverse student body.
  • An active intellectual life that includes communication of your scholarly work through presentations at academic conferences or


Application Instructions:

For application instructions, please consult the online job board ( Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include:

1.A letter of application that highlights your specific qualifications for the position

  • A recent curriculum vita

  • A statement of commitment to undergraduate Please submit a single page statement that contains three paragraphs summarizing your A) teaching philosophy, B) adaptation of research system in an undergraduate environment, and C) experience and goals in supporting, teaching, and mentoring students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education
  • Contact information for three professional references

    About Westminster:

    Westminster College is a place for self-reliant students of all backgrounds who seek lives of consequence. We are a private, independent college that has been advancing the liberal arts tradition in Utah since 1875. Our historic campus is the center of Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood. Our mountain vistas inspire exploration, our urban surroundings provide endless opportunities, and our small classes promote inclusive dialogue. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our devoted faculty challenge students to engage their curiosity and pursue their passions through purpose-driven academic programs. Westminster is a place for expanding your worldview, innovating for the future, and launching a meaningful life. For more information visit

    Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.