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Assistant Professor in Biology

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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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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Assistant Professor in Biology

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Department of Biology at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in biology with training in the general area of microbiology, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics or epidemiology beginning in August 2022. Demonstrated excellence, or evidence of the potential to excel, in undergraduate teaching, advising and research mentoring is essential, as is evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion. Teaching duties will include microbiology lecture and lab, upper-level courses in an area of specialization such as microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or epidemiology, and science courses for non-majors. The successful candidate be expected to develop a compelling research program, publish in peer-reviewed scholarly sources, and actively mentor student capstone research projects. Institutional and departmental service are also required. The candidate's research interests should align well with student interest and be able to take advantage of the research facilities currently provided in the Natural Science Center.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in biology or a related field is required by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
To be considered, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, advising, and/or service along with three letters from references online at Any inquiries about the position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Tammy Tobin ( Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 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:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00133

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