Assistant /Associate Professor of Biology

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Claflin University seeks a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology Specific responsibilities include daily instruction of courses in the undergraduate and graduate biology/biotechnology program curricula (as assigned each semester) in accordance with the course syllabi, administration of exams, monitoring of student attendance, submission of final grades and other duties associated with course instruction.   In addition to instructional responsibilities, this position requires ongoing compliance with the criteria for faculty performance in research and grantsmanship, faculty development, service to the University and community, committee participation and other duties as assigned.  The Department of Biology, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology with a vision to enhance its strong undergraduate program and actively participate in research and teaching in its growing graduate program in biotechnology with a focus on climate change. 



Qualifications:  This position requires a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, molecular biology, environmental science, or related field.  Rank is dependent upon the level of experience; must be appropriate for appointment to the rank of assistant/associate professor.  The successful candidate will be an educator who approaches both teaching and research with enthusiasm, is motivated to work with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and strives to develop students as scholars.  Candidates must have an earned doctorate in the biological sciences or related field and have an established record of teaching, research, grantsmanship and service appropriate for appointment to the rank of Assistant/Associate professor.


Application Procedure:  Candidates may apply online at and must submit a letter of application; full curriculum vitae; a brief statement of teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references.  Please send to: 

Dr. Gloria S. McCutcheon, Chair

Department of Biology

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

[email protected]


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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