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Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology

Wartburg College
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Faculty Position Vacancy Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. We offer more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups. Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals. DATE ANNOUNCED: December 3, 2018 POSITION: Faculty in Biology; tenure-track, assistant or associate TITLE: Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology STARTING DATE: August 2019 DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins January 4 and continues until position is filled. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2019 in Biology, Microbiology, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors microbiology and biology courses and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and team-taught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and expertise that complements current faculty. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms including a Microbiology course for majors and introductory biology, as well as one 4-week May term course; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors in the health professions; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting. SALARY: Competitive CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenure-track contract. APPLICATION: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: For specific inquiries contact David McCullough, Search Committee Chair ( For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about the Biology Department, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.
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