Assistant Professor of Biology

Whiting, Indiana
Jan 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Biophysical Chemistry & Mathematics at Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is accepting applications for a tenure-track academic position in Biology, starting in Fall 2019, at the Rank of Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. in Biology is required as is a commitment to excellence in teaching and to the liberal arts college. Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience teaching diverse populations at the undergraduate college level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lecture and laboratory based undergraduate courses including Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, and possible courses in Forensic Biology, and Forensic Molecular Biology. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in institutional committee and departmental meetings, maintain professional skills through professional development, and perform other duties as assigned. Aside from teaching, the potential candidate will be encouraged to support research that is suitable for undergraduate-level students with an emphasis on pedagogical research rather than extensive laboratory research.



Our department consists of two programs: science and mathematics. A successful candidate will be part of science program, which offers B.S. degrees in Biomedical Science, Forensic Biotechnology, and Kinesiology as well as a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. Following the mission of the college in serving an underserved population of students, the successful candidate will ensure meaningful assessment of student achievement, facilitate early identification of at-risk students, and be available to support student learning as needed. Moreover, the department has a record of pre-medical and graduate school preparation and provides support for those who want to pursue graduate study in biology, chemistry and biochemistry. As part of a newer department, the candidate will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the programs. The science courses are housed in a modern, well-equipped science wing. The science program has extensive instrumentation including a FTIR, UV-Vis, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Shaking Incubator, Agarose and SDS Gel Electrophoresis, Sonic Dismembrator, Autoclave, Inverted Microscope, Centrifuge, Nanodrop Fluorimeter, -80o Fridge, Biological Safety Cabinet, Microplate Reader, Gaussian quantum chemistry software, Molecular dynamics software (amber) and hardware.

For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Ahmed Lakhani ([email protected]), 219-473-4275, or Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ginger Rodriguez ([email protected]), 219-473-4307.

Open Positions

To apply, please send

(1) a cover letter stating how your previous experience and qualifications match the position requirements,

(2) a current CV or Resume, and (3) unofficial transcripts of your highest earned degree (official transcripts will be required for appointment) to Sharon McGuire, Director of Human Resources via email at [email protected].

The submission of all requested documents is required for consideration. These positions will be open as of January 30, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

About Us

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a Catholic, private, liberal arts college sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood located on the border of Whiting and Hammond, IN., 28 miles from the Chicago Loop. Founded in 1951, Calumet College of St. Joseph offers four graduate degrees, 19 bachelor’s degrees, including 15 traditional majors, 10 associate’s degrees and four accelerated programs. Recognized as a “Best College” for ethnic diversity by U.S. News and World Report 2014, CCSJ has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 domestic and international students. CCSJ fosters and supports excellence in Catholic higher education in a family-oriented, coeducational, four-year college. Candidates are expected to support the mission of the college. For more information, see (