Assistant Professor Biology

Mar 22, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Buena Vista University seeks applicants for a tenure track, assistant professor position in biology to join an ambitious faculty in a dynamic program. Preference will be given to the areas of entomology or invertebrate biology to complement existing strengths within the School of Science Biomedical and Agricultural Science programs. Field research experience is a plus, particularly with undergraduate research projects.  Duties begin in August 2021, and include teaching: a team-taught introductory biology course, zoology, evolution, and related topics within sequence for majors; upper-level courses in these areas, and other areas of special interest and expertise; and introductory courses for non-majors in the candidate’s general area of expertise. Buena Vista University is a teaching institution. Excellence in teaching and student advising are paramount; professional engagement and development, and service to the institution are also valued requirements. Our very strong biology program is delivered in a modern and well-equipped facility. A postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Ph.D. by August 2021 and required for tenure consideration. 

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. In 2000, BVU became the nation’s first “wireless community” when we gave laptop computers to all full-time students and faculty at the Storm Lake Campus. Through our commitment to rural Iowa, we currently have 15 bachelor’s degree completion locations across the state, as well as online bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at 

To Apply

To apply, submit your letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable with application; official copies will be required for appointment), teaching philosophy statement, current vita with the names of 4-6 professional references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.

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