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Professor of Biology/Zoology/Physiology (Tenure-Track)

Employer
Blackburn College
Location
Carlinville, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience

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Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a full-time, teaching-focused, tenure track position in Biology.

  Qualifications for the position include:

  • A Ph.D. related to a topic in Biology, Zoology, Human or Animal Anatomy and Physiology, or a date of Ph.D. defense completion by May 2024.
  • A strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduates Candidates will need to be able to teach courses including a one-year sequence in Zoology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and additional courses Animal Physiology, and other coursework based upon the expertise of the applicant.
  • Willingness and ability to mentor students in multiple contexts as part of the college’s signature student-managed work program.  

The Biology Department offers small class sizes in the upper-division classes and many opportunities to mentor, advise, and otherwise work closely with students. The Department has excellent facilities in a LEED certified building that include a green-houses and a vivarium. There is generously sized, dedicated lab space to support teaching and undergraduate student research to each faculty member of the department. The college also has access to local field sites, including one adjacent to campus, for research and teaching lab field trips. Blackburn is designated as a Bee Campus and a Tree Campus as a result of efforts originating in the Biology Department.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities. Applicants should be legally permitted to work in the United States; Blackburn is not able to sponsor faculty visas for employment immigration.

 Your application materials should include a CV, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, and three letters of recommendation. Please include the names/addresses/phone numbers of the three current, and professional references you are requesting letters from as part of your application materials.

Send application materials to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email hr@blackburn.edu. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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