Assistant or Associate Professor, Biology

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About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

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  • Job Type: Full-time, 9 month, faculty position
  • Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary:  

The Science Department offers four baccalaureate degrees (B.S. in Biology, Forensic Science, Medical Science and Neuroscience).  The ideal candidate will have a broad expertise in the natural sciences to teach introductory courses as well as an interest in developing courses related but not limited to the environmental sciences.  Essential to the learning process in our increasingly diverse women's undergraduate programs, candidates will have experience with student-centered learning/teaching and laboratory experience in two or more areas of concentration.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach a minimum of eight (8) courses (24 credits) annually to include undergraduate and select graduate courses.
  • Mentor graduate capstone research projects.
  • Assist Graduate Program Director with program management responsibilities as needed.
  • Support undergraduate research activities inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Academic and career advising of students.
  • Assist in departmental curriculum development.
  • Maintain scheduled on campus office hours according to University policy.
  • Attend faculty, department and University meetings.
  • Assist the admissions office with student recruitment by participating in Open Houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at major University events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events.
  • Participate in University committees as assigned.
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning.   



  • A Ph.D. in Biology (or equivalent discipline) from an accredited institution is required.
  • Successful teaching and practical experience with active learning and alternative teaching pedagogies in the Biological Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. 
  • Experience with teaching introductory to advanced laboratory based courses with small class sizes and frequent student interaction required.
  • Demonstration of operational skills to support laboratory instrumentation (e.g. Real-time PCR, FTIR, GS/MS) is required. 
  • Experience with mentoring graduate student research projects required. 
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Candidates are required to submit a personal Teaching Philosophy Statement as related to the Bay Path University Mission.  Note, also, that Bay Path University is becoming increasingly diverse and that we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that promotes the safety, respect and inclusion of all members.  Please share your thoughts about how you believe that you can enhance our mission in this regard.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 




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Posted: 11/1/2017
Application Due: 11/1/2018
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