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Assistant Professor of Biology

Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Henson School of Science and Technology is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology.  This is a tenure track-track position with a 10-month appointment.

Area of Specialization: Microbiology

Primary Job Duties:
The successful applicant will be expected to: 1) Teach courses in Microbiology at the introductory and advanced levels and contribute to the General Biology curriculum. 2) Involve undergraduate and/or Master’s level students in publication-worthy research. 3) Provide service to the Department, School, University, and community. 4) Serve as an academic advisor and professional mentor to Biology students.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area of Biological Sciences or closely related science and must provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research. Applicants with expertise in all Microbiology subdisciplines will be considered. Applicants must have effective written and oral communication skills.

Applicants must submit applications online.  Applications must include the following as independent documents:  

  1. Letter of Interest that highlights teaching, research, and personal experiences that will benefit diverse undergraduate learners at Salisbury University. Curriculum Vitae. Statement of Teaching that presents the teaching philosophies of the candidate, including descriptions of the candidate’s content delivery and classroom strategies that are effective for diverse learners. Statement of Research that includes a description of the candidate’s planned projects, including strategies for including undergraduate researchers. Statement of Diversity that describes personal and professional experiences that will enable the candidate to support a diverse student population. Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts. References List that includes names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

Applications will be weighted based on expertise in Microbiology; ability to use personal and professional experiences to communicate content and skills to diverse learners; ability to use personal and professional experiences to advise and mentor diverse learners, and ability to integrate undergraduate researchers into research projects.

Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral research experience and experience in virology and/or mycology is preferred.

Applications received by October 3, 2021 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2022.  Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.    

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Carter at [email protected]    

This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 440 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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