Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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  • Biology
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    School of Natural Sciences

    St. Edward's University invites applications for a Physiologist, to serve as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2020.


    • Teaching Human Physiology and Human Anatomy (majors).
    • Teaching major's general biology (lecture and lab).
    • Ability to teach Vertebrate Biology and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy strongly preferred.
    • Development of elective courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
    • Advising students.
    • Development of a successful research program involving undergraduates and compatible with the resources available at a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution. Utilization of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center or other local field sites is strongly preferred.
    • Other required duties as outlined in the St. Edward's University Faculty Manual.


    • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences required.
    • A strong commitment to and demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and for engaging in research with undergraduates.
    • A strong commitment to serving a diverse student body.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check

    About St. Edward's University
    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 3,700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. The Department of Biological Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology and B.S. degrees in Bioinformatics and Medical Laboratory Science, and is part of the School of Natural Sciences ( The School of Natural Sciences hosts the Wild Basin Creative Research Center, a 227-acre preserve that is open to the public, and supports university teaching and research activities

    The school is also home to the Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, an NSF funded center that fosters cross sector partnerships, interdisciplinary collaborations, and training in informatics and emerging technologies (

    Application Process
    Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, with full consideration given to those received by September 15, 2019. Applicants should submit application and all requested documentation online through
    A complete application packet (please submit each document as a separate pdf file) will include:
    Cover letter, addressing why the applicant is a good fit for the position, indicating a commitment to the university's mission (
    Curriculum Vita
    Teaching Statement, including courses the applicant is particularly interested in teaching ( and new courses the applicant would be interested in developing. (1 pg maximum)
    A statement of Research Interests which details how the candidate with engage undergraduates in research. (1 pg maximum)
    Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that details the candidate's commitment to serving a diverse student body. (1 page maximum)
    Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (unofficial at this stage)

    The names and contact information for three references (or names of references if applying discreetly).
    St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

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    Posted: 6/21/2019
    Application Due: 11/27/2019
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