Assistant/Associate Professor, Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Biology at Mercer University seeks to hire
three tenure-track Faculty of Biology (rank commensurate upon
experience and degree). The growing department is looking for the
following foci: 1) genetics, 2) neurobiology, 3) physiology.
Responsibilities include teaching five to six courses (21 hours)
per academic year at the undergraduate level, including one of two
introductory biology courses, a course in the stated focus area,
and upper division specialty courses according to the applicant's
area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will
support the work of the department by carrying out biological
research with undergraduates, advising students, developing new
courses in the discipline, and promoting the Biology Program at
regular university events. The successful candidate will be
expected to pursue a scholarship of discovery agenda and provide
service to the college, university, and academy.
An earned Ph.D. degree from an accredited college/university in
Biological Science or a related field is required, with a strong
emphasis in genetics/molecular biology, neurobiology, or physiology
is strongly preferred. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm
completion date will also be considered at the rank of Instructor.
We are also interested in applicants who can contribute to our
interdisciplinary majors of Neuroscience and of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology. A promise of excellence in teaching and
scholarly activity in the context of a liberal arts college;
interest in research involving undergraduate students; and
membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered added advantages.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its
commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to
create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous
programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal
arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy,
medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and
professional advancement. The highly selective, residential,
undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls
over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st
generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are
Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College,
which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to
cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and
responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon,
Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and
commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of
Atlanta. Mercer's Department of Biology has 15 faculty members,
over 300 majors and minors, and offers degrees in Biology, in
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and in Neuroscience.
For additional information about Mercer University and the
Department of Biology, please contact one of the Chairs of the
search committees, Dr. Amy Wiles (genetics; email@example.com) or Dr. Katie
Northcutt (neurobiology, physiology; firstname.lastname@example.org) or
consult the following websites:
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful
completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of
Research Interests, References
Special Instructions to Applicants
1) A cover letter of interest, 2) current CV, 3) statement of
teaching philosophy including candidate's approach to teaching a
diverse student population while promoting inclusion and equity in
the STEM classroom, and 4) statement of research interests and
plans, 5) list of three professional references with contact
We will request three letters of recommendation when we have a
shorter list of candidates.
Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a
brief online application and attach the aforementioned required
Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate
transcripts with personal information redacted. The successful
candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community
and encourages applications from individuals with varied
experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call
staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to
have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious
exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide
their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical
or religious exemption by the University before their first day of