Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track)

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Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GAPosition Type Full-Time FacultyEducation Level DoctoralJob Category EducationDescription Oglethorpe University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biology, starting Fall 2021. The teaching load is two courses with labs per semester.

The successful candidate’s teaching load will include a selection of lab/field-based courses that help students conceptualize plant biology’s contributions to our understanding of the biological world at multiple organizational scales. Teaching load will span the curriculum, including introductory-level courses, upper level electives and a senior seminar, as well as a biology-themed Core General Education course.

Oglethorpe was founded in 1835 as a small private liberal arts and sciences university and continues to value a broad and personalized education. However, we are different from other institutions of this type. We are in the diverse and growing city of Atlanta and reflect that city’s demographics and energy. Our 1540 students represent 30 states and 20 countries, with a significant population of first-generation college students (~30%). Oglethorpe ranks among the top 15% of US colleges for diversity in ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, disabilities, and geographic origin. Assured in the belief that diversity and equity are key to Oglethorpe’s success, both the strategic plan and EEOC statement express an institutional desire for our employees to reflect the diversity of our student body and wider Atlanta community we serve.

Oglethorpe University has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth with the opening of the $16M Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013 and the $22M Cousins Center for Science and Innovation in 2019. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.



Oglethorpe University is committed to having a workforce which reflects the true diversity of the students we serve, and we encourage underrepresented groups to apply. The minimum credential is a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related discipline, earned by August 2021 or early in their term of service.

The most desirable candidates will bring training in the use of plant models to understand important ecological processes (e.g., ecological restoration and global climate change) and/or industrial applications (e.g., biotechnology and pharmacology). They will also serve the needs of our diverse community with innovative/team-based/multidisciplinary teaching methods (e.g., active learning and service learning), university service, academic advising, apprentice-style research and with a commitment to diversity.

To receive full consideration, applicants must apply online AND submit by January 8, 2021 i) a cover letter, ii) C.V., iii) a statement of teaching philosophy, iv) diversity statement and v) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to both i) Dr. Charles Baube (Chair) at [email protected]Please deliver, or arrange to have delivered, three (3) letters of reference to the same email.

The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications completed by January 8, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered on a rolling basis.




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Posted: 12/5/2020
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time