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Assistant Professor of Biology

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Assistant Professor of Biology

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life. The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing - and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive - present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in the area of animal physiology to start in August 2024. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, and post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates is required, as is evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity.

Teaching duties will include organismal biology and upper-level courses in animal physiology and cell and molecular biology. Teaching may also include the first-year seminar and non-majors biology courses as needed. Evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a compelling research program accessible to undergraduate student participation and collaboration. Their research will ideally be able to take advantage of the well-supported research facilities in the Natural Sciences Center, which include a flow cytometer, confocal and scanning electron microscopes.

Required Qualifications:
The Ph.D. is required by August 2024 .

Preferred Qualifications:
Post-doctoral research experience is preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching objectives, a statement of research interests, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. Alissa Packer ( Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 09/06/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00167

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