Assistant Professor, Biology

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will have lecture and laboratory teaching responsibilities that include 100- and 200-level core courses for Biology majors and upper-level elective courses in the candidate's area of specialization. We are seeking candidates who will complement the disciplinary expertise of existing departmental faculty and who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates. The candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including developing a research program that is strongly encouraged to involve undergraduate students, and will also be expected to take part in university- and department-level service. Opportunities to teach and/or supervise thesis research at the graduate level are also available.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in some area of the biological sciences conferred by September 1, 2022
  • Demonstrated teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral (or equivalent) research experience
  • Experience in microbiology, virology, or histology

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf. Samples of teaching evaluations may be requested of finalists.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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