The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. We seek to hire an innovative teacher-scholar to begin in Fall 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field, conferred no later than the position start date of August 16, 2023. Postdoctoral experience or significant equivalent training is required.
We encourage applicants in the area of evolution, including evolutionary biology, conservation, and ecology. The successful candidate is expected to teach a lower-division biology lecture and/or lab, an upper division course in evolution, an upper-division field-based biology lab each academic year, and may develop other elective courses within their area of expertise to fill departmental needs. Newly hired faculty teach a reduced load their first and second year. The successful candidate is also expected to establish and maintain an active research program that includes undergraduate students and participate in service to the department, college, and university.
The following application materials must be submitted online at https://lmu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers in order for an applicant to be considered for this position:
1. a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position and your overall vision for your role as a teacher-scholar in the LMU Biology department;
2. a curriculum vitae detailing your educational background, research accomplishments, and work experience, as well as any leadership and service experience (e.g., academic, professional, community) that you believe are relevant to this position;
3. a statement of your teaching philosophy;
4. a statement of current research and your plans for establishing a thriving research program in your area of expertise at LMU, including how you plan to involve undergraduate students in that program; and 5. a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, which might include: research, teaching and/or service that has prepared the candidate to contribute to the engagement and inclusion of diverse audiences in higher education, contributions to diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning, and/or research or professional experience with a specific focus on underserved communities or nations.
In addition, two professional reference letters should be submitted on official letterhead directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Wendy Binder, Wendy.Binder@lmu.edu.
The Biology Department is housed in the Featherston Life Sciences Building (completed in 2015), which includes modern lab facilities, and a vivarium with an institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) for vertebrate research. Synergy in research and teaching is enhanced by collaborative opportunities such as the LMU Center for Urban Resilience and the Coastal Research Institute. LMU is situated adjacent to the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles and located within a two-hour drive of beaches, deserts, and mountains as well as the close-by California Channel Islands.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please/ read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/dei/).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Wendy Binder, and individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process can notify the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Heather Tarleton (Heather.Tarleton@lmu.edu).
Please note that application materials aside from letters of recommendation must be uploaded through Workday (see above) and not emailed to the Search Committee Chair or Associate Dean.
Initial review of completed applications will begin September 1, 2022 and conclude on October 10, 2022.