The Department of Biology at the University of Dayton invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Biology or
related biomedical field, specializing in any biomedical discipline
including but not limited to genetics, epigenetics, genomics,
neuroscience, cell signaling, developmental biology and
regenerative biology. The position begins August 16, 2022.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching expectations include an upper-level lecture and
laboratory course in Molecular Biology and the development of an
upper-level lecture course in the successful applicant’s area of
expertise. There will also be the opportunity to create other
courses that contribute to the Biology major and our Neuroscience
minor. The faculty hire will be expected to serve as a research
mentor to Masters and Ph.D. students in our graduate program, and
serve as an academic advisor to biology and pre-medicine majors.
The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally competitive,
extramurally funded research program that involves Ph.D., M.S. and
undergraduate students. In addition, the faculty hire will be
expected to participate in the Biology Department’s outside speaker
program, a graduate special topics journal club course, and to
supervise an occasional undergraduate seminar course.
The UD Biology department has a growing national and
international profile. The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to be engaged with the University of Dayton Integrative
Science and Engineering Center (ISE; see
for more information) and have the potential for research
interaction with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI;
see https://udayton.edu/udri/ for more
The university and the department value inclusive excellence
because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are
fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive
excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative
alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be
active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of
diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek
a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we
encourage all interested candidates to apply.
- A Ph.D. or international equivalent degree in Biology, or a
related biomedical discipline.
- Postdoctoral research experience in a biomedical
- Record of peer-reviewed scientific publications in a biomedical
- Articulated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching at
the undergraduate and graduate level and to support the
department’s and UD’s commitment to the principles of diversity,
equity and inclusion.
- Effective written communication skills.
A complete application consists of a one page cover letter
addressing all minimum qualifications and any preferred
qualifications met, curriculum vitae, a statement of research
interests that is no more than three pages, a statement of teaching
interest and philosophy of no more than two pages, a one page
statement of support to UD’s commitment to inclusive excellence and
to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and how these
principles inform your work, and contact information for at least
three references. Letters of recommendation will be required at a
later part of the interview process.
For a full list of qualifications and to apply, go to:
Applications must be received by November 30, 2021 at 11:55 PM
The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research
university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral
levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the
University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common
good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community
engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by
the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person
and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University
is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve
equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus
community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,
we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected
veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender
The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of
prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career
program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an
effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information
can be found at