Assistant Professor of Microbiology (Tenure track)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Microbiology (Tenure track)

Main Campus - Boston, MA

The Department of Biology at Simmons University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Microbiology to begin in September 2021.

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students, staff and faculty across a broad range of social and personal identities, abilities and perspectives. The primary area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths in the Biology Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introductory Microbiology for Nursing and Health Sciences, Human Microbiology and Infectious Disease, and General Biology courses, as well as upper level electives along with a willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses in the Honors and General Education (PLAN) programs. In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate student participation in BSL 2 research labs. Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students, participation in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college, and university committees.

Applicants should have a PhD in Microbiology or related field, or a PhD expected to be completed by the time of the appointment. Expertise in public health microbiology, virology, or bioinformatics and genomics is welcomed as is Post-doctoral experience. Additional qualifications include evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the ability to establish an active research program with undergraduates.

Located in the Longwood Medical area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons faculty and staff are committed to the mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience and to become the most inclusive campus in New England. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives are sought. Simmons is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty.

To apply, please upload all of the following to the resume section of the online application:
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement of research interests (including proposed research projects to be done with Simmons's undergraduate students)
  • three professional letters of reference when requested

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.