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Assistant Professor of Biology

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024
Job Description

The Opportunity:

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at the Prescott, Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks to fill a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Biology to begin in August 2024 or January 2025. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but will also consider a hire at the Associate Professor level under special circumstances.

The department offers two B.S. degrees in Forensic Biology and Applied Biology. The successful candidate will have the ability and interest in teaching several courses in biology including general biology and those related to environmental science and/or synthetic biology. There are laboratory components to all biology classes. Possible course load might be general biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, or botany classes. Department faculty are expected to display excellence in teaching across the undergraduate Biology curriculum, including service courses for other degree programs. The successful candidate will also maintain a research program that is competitive for external funding and accessible to undergraduate students. Service on departmental, campus, and university committees is also expected.

Current Biology faculty research interests include:

-wildlife and aviation/airports

-microbial, environmental and wildlife forensics

-effects of microgravity during long-term space travel

The Prescott Campus of Embry-Riddle is a small, private, residential university located in the mountains of northern Arizona where faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of the campus environment. Prescott is rated as one of the most livable cities in the Southwest. It is located 5000 feet above sea level, has a mild climate, clean air, and is close to recreational and pristine wilderness areas and national forests.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .

Embry-Riddle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Embry-Riddle is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We continually strive to recognize, respect, and celebrate differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe and inclusive environment and to create a climate free of discrimination where cultural competency is fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect.


A Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field is required for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Preferred candidates will have prior positive teaching experience, effective oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to excellence in the delivery of undergraduate education.

The successful candidate will also be able to assist in establishing a research program involving undergraduate students. Please submit your cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and statement of research interests.

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