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Deadline March 01, 2018
Date Posted December 20, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time
BIOLOGY. Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin fall, 2018. The Westminster College biology program seeks an individual with enthusiastic commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. We are interested in candidates with background in Immunology, Virology, Public Health, Bioinformatics, or other areas of expertise that will complement and enhance the biology program. Completion of the Ph.D. degree is required by the appointment start date.

Teaching responsibilities include an introductory-level microbiology course, introductory courses for biology/molecular biology majors, biology capstone, and one or more intermediate/upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates should be willing to contribute to the College’s general education program. Teaching load is four lecture/lab courses over a two-semester calendar year, two of which will be introductory microbiology for pre-nursing students (every spring). Research responsibilities involve the development of a sustainable research program centrally involving undergraduates. Service duties will include academic advising of biology majors and participation in faculty governance.

Westminster College is one of America’s most admired liberal arts colleges, known for its collaborative environment and outstanding experiential learning programs. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (NY Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. The Westminster biology program is an Institutional Partner in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Transformations Project, innovating research-based undergraduate curricula. Around 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and nearly 100 organizations. Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland. The biology program is housed within the multi-disciplinary Hoyt Science Resources Center.

Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application indicating interest in the tenure-track position; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a brief description of teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy, including a statement describing experience teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented populations; and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. John Robertson, Biology Program Coordinator, at acad_bces@westminster.edu. Materials should be received no later than March 1, 2018.

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion.

• Location: Pittsburgh

• Post ID: 59252332 pittsburgh
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