Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology

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University of Scranton
Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology

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University Mission
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Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement. The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.


Job Purpose:
The University of Scranton Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in molecular biology beginning in August 2021. Applicants must be able to contribute to our two semester course in molecular biology. Applicants will also contribute to the Biology Department's core courses in the Biology and the Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) programs. Faculty will be encouraged to develop upper level courses in their areas of specialization. We are looking for diverse applicants in all areas including teaching and research.

Essential Duties:
- Develop and teach courses in molecular biology and related areas for programs in biology and BCMB - Carry out research and mentor undergraduates in research in molecular biology - Advise undergraduates in their academic and career trajectories - Participate in biology department academic and extra-curricular activities as well as service in the larger community

Additional Skills Required:
- Excellence in teaching undergraduates and the capability to develop an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduates is expected

Minimum Education Requirements:
Must have a PhD by start date (August 2021)

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Postdoctoral experience is preferred

Full Time/Part Time:

Annual Schedule:

Assistant Professor

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Integrative biologists or those who work on evolution, physiology, microbiology, neurobiology, or environmental science at multiple levels are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants must apply online at Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy focused on undergraduate mentorship, (4) a statement of research interests, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion, (6) selected publications, and (7) names and contact information of three references (letters will be automatically requested by our online system). For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jong-Hyun Son, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 12/2/2020
Application Due: 1/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time