Assistant Professor of Biology

McPherson, Kansas
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Jan 16, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

McPherson College (KS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 2019. A Ph.D. in Biology or related field, completed by August 2019, is required.

The position will include teaching responsibilities for introductory biology, molecular biology/genetics, bioinformatics, or other courses that may play to the successful candidate’s strengths.

The Department of Natural Science’s faculty are committed to preparing our students for graduate programs in the natural sciences and the fields of environmental and human health; to providing them an education rich in practical experiences such as laboratory-based courses, student internships, and an undergraduate student research program; and to working closely with them as their academic advisor. The successful candidate will articulate how they will contribute to these goals.

Located in central Kansas, McPherson College is a private, residential, liberal arts college of 700 students, of which 120 are majors in the Natural Science department. McPherson College is an Honor Roll member of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For, scoring in each of the past three years at an exemplary level in regards to job satisfaction, work/life balance, teaching environment, professional/career development, tenure clarity & process, collaborative government, supervisor or department chair relationship, respect & appreciation, confidence in senior leadership, compensation & benefits, and facilities, workplace & security. Money Magazine recently recognized McPherson College as the best value in higher education in the state of Kansas.

A complete application package will include:

  1. A letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae
  2. A brief statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Unofficial transcripts for all relevant degrees (B.A., M.S., Ph.D.)

Course syllabi, assignments, and teaching evaluations may be requested if your application is forwarded to the next round of consideration. Official transcripts will be required of finalists.

Please complete the online application below. Only official transcripts and letters of recommendation may be sent electronically via separate email to [email protected]

Review of applications will begin 15 February 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and people from traditionally under-represented groups. McPherson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic that precludes a person from consideration as an individual.