Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences or Chemistry

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Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences or Chemistry

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community and service into their lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs. Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting instructions for any additional materials that may be required.

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Title: Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences or Chemistry, Tenure Track
Department: Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Division: School of Health and Natural Science
Reports to: Chair of Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Status: Full-time; Tenure Track; 9-Month appointment (to commence August, 2019)

Position Summary
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Dominican University of California invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of biology or chemistry, with experience in biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, cell biology, or bioinformatics. The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of biology and/or chemistry courses and demonstrate excellence in teaching, develop a strong research program supported by extramural funding involving undergraduate students, and establish cross-disciplinary collaborations both inside and outside the University.


  • Teach three- and four-unit courses at the Undergraduate/Graduate level.
  • Attend and contribute to faculty meetings and other professional development activities
  • Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects, coursework and in career development
  • Participate in curriculum development for individual courses and overall program
  • Direct undergraduate research projects that produce publishable results
  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biology or Chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Teaching experience at the college level in biology or chemistry.
  • Research Experience in any of these areas: biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or bioinformatics.

Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 15, 2019; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures
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  • A cover letter is required.
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section.
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected].edu

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Posted: 1/18/2019
    Application Due: 3/19/2019
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