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Assistant Professor in Comparative Organismal Anatomy

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor in Comparative Organismal Anatomy Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
The Department of Biology at Providence College in Providence, RI invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2023.

Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students. We are open to considering any area of relevant expertise in the field of anatomy. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities including a vivarium, a microscopy suite, a cell culture room, common use molecular equipment, and dedicated wet labs for student/faculty research and a brand-new anatomy teaching lab.

As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. Essential Duties
Additional courses taught by the position may include Animal Biology, Animal Behavior, Comparative Anatomy, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Physiology and Junior/Senior Level Seminars in the candidate’s specific area of research. Education and Experience Required
We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience preferred) in the area of Comparative Organismal Anatomy. Candidates who are also comfortable teaching Human Anatomy will be preferred.

· Earned doctorate in Biology
· Record of scholarly productivity
· Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy
· Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity
· Demonstrated success mentoring students
· Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F154P Open Date 08/19/2022 Close Date 10/21/2022 Open Until Filled No Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement. In the teaching statement, please include a section titled “Developing Paths to Student Success”, wherein you discuss your instructional approaches to helping undergraduate students define paths to success in the classroom. In the research statement, please include a section titled “Conducting Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution”, in which you discuss how you will adapt your research program to the undergraduate-centered focus of Providence College Biology. Letters of recommendation and transcripts are not needed at the time of application but will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

Review of applications will begin by October 21, 2022. For additional information please contact: Dr. Patrick J. Ewanchuk, Chair, Biology Department, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918-0001 or Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit An AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons of color. Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document

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