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Assistant Professor of Biology 998214

Xavier University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 2, 2023

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biology to begin in Fall 2024. The individual must hold a Ph.D. in an area of the biological sciences with expertise in plant biology. Responsibilities include: teaching the equivalent of 3 courses per semester in introductory-level majors’ biology as well as botany and/or other upper division courses that may have a molecular focus; productive engagement in scholarly activities; mentoring undergraduates in research; and advising of students. The successful candidate should bring a passion for teaching undergraduates. Experience supervising undergraduates in research is a plus, as is the interest in collaboration with other Xavier faculty.

A generous endowment supports faculty research in the sciences at Xavier. Additionally, Xavier’s location in Cincinnati, a vibrant, centrally-located city with multiple universities, botanical gardens, nature centers/parks and the zoo-based Center for Conservation and Research on Endangered Wildlife, allows faculty to develop immersive, community-engaged learning and research opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. Xavier is growing, with biological sciences a major strategic direction and initial funding secured for new science facilities. Xavier is ranked as a top-40 university nationally for undergraduate teaching in the latest U.S. News and World Best Colleges report.

At Xavier and in this department, we believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive environment. Every member of our community has a role to play in advancing our architecture of belonging. We welcome candidates with unique experiences, backgrounds, education, cultures, and beliefs to apply. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to DEIAB through working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Applicants should submit the following to Xavier University’s website: an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement concerning how you can support diversity and inclusion, and a statement of research interests that includes ideas for research with undergraduates. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023 . Position willl remain open until filled. Finalists will be asked for letters of recommendation. Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Department of Biology, Dr. Jennifer Robbins, at .


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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