Assistant Professor of Biology

South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Northern State University seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2021.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field is preferred; however, ABD candidates with a completion date no later than July 2021 will also be considered. Experience and interest in the health sciences is also preferred. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of courses.  Furthermore, strong oral and written communication skills are required.


Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to teach Physiology, an introductory Biology course for non-majors, and other courses depending on the candidate’s area of expertise and departmental needs.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching other health related courses such as Genetics and/or Developmental Biology.  The applicant will be expected to bring a research program that can be easily adapted to undergraduate students, and be willing to participate in service activities as requested.


Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.


Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts, and College of Professional Studies including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as multiple disciplinary accrediting bodies. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.


Application: Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The start date will be August 2021. Applications should include letter of application, resume, copies of college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. For more information regarding this position and to apply, visit Click on “Search Jobs”, then select Northern State University to bring up available positions. The system will guide you through the electronic application form.