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Assistant Professor, Vertebrate Biologist

Saint Francis University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Search Status: Application material received by October 18, 2021 will receive primary consideration. Phone and on-campus interviews are planned for late October and November 2021. Position is open until filled. 

Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Biology department to begin August 2022. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Human Anatomy & Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, along with one or more of Developmental Biology, Vertebrate Zoology, or more specific -ology courses (Ichthyology, Mammalogy, etc). Other teaching may include introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors, courses within the candidate's specific area of expertise, or other needs within the department. The candidate is expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates in publishable scholarship. The specific research area of the candidate is flexible, but expertise in vertebrate biology is strongly desired. Additional responsibilities include advising students and other departmental and university committee service.


A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline is required at the time the position starts (ABD applicants will be considered). Candidate is expected to demonstrate aptitude and zeal for teaching; experience as a primary course instructor in a college setting is strongly desired. Must demonstrate potential and desire to develop active undergraduate research projects that are viable at a small institution. 

Saint Francis University is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan College in the United States. We are a liberal arts institution in Loretto, PA, which is located in Central Pennsylvania two hours east of Pittsburgh and three hours from Washington, D.C.. The University enrolls ~2,300 students, of which ~1,700 are undergraduates. The Biology department includes 12 full-time faculty and ~115 majors. Our department's student body is a mix of general biology, pre-medicine, marine biology, and aquarium & zoo science students, along with smaller numbers of students in other specialties. We are housed in the Science Center, a 70,000-square foot facility built in 2013, with modern teaching classrooms and labs, along with dedicated research space. Graduates of our programs pursue graduate and professional school at institutions across the country.

To apply: Complete an application at , then email letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research plan, official transcripts, and a list of three letters of recommendation to:

Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.




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