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Assistant Professor of Biology: Ecology

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023

Job Details

Florida Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology position to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in introductory biology, environmental issues, ecology, and other courses that support a diverse student body in the biology and environmental studies majors. The area of research specialization is open, although the successful candidate will have a record of mentoring undergraduate research. In addition to establishing an active research program, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a diverse population aspiring to careers in biology and related fields.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but only complete applications received by May 25th, 2023 can be assured full consideration. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (up to 1000 words), research statement involving undergraduate students (up to 1000 words), names and contact information of three referees, and graduate transcripts.

Qualified candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or related fields and have strong credentials teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and be skilled in methods of engaged learning, the use of instructional technology, and directing original undergraduate research. In addition, FSC faculty members participate effectively in advising, committee work, and other activities supporting FSC's teaching and learning community.


Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” 

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