Human Resources

Assistant Professor(s) - Biology (Tenure Track)

Department

Biology

Overview

The Department of Biology at Ursinus College invites applications for two Tenure Track Assistant Professors (Aquatic Biology and Vertebrate Biology) to join the research active and teaching dedicated faculty in Biology in Fall 2023. 

Responsibilities

The successful candidates will teach in the Biology core curriculum (BIO-101,102, and/or 201) and in their specialty and contribute to Ursinus’ Common Intellectual Experience first-year seminar and first year advising program. All courses at Ursinus seek to engage students in addressing the four questions of our distinctive QUEST curriculum, and the candidate’s teaching plans will reflect incorporation of QUEST. We will initially screen applicants based on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants will also demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and development of a productive research program that provides opportunities for student achievement. Successful applicants will be supported with start-up funds and will be expected to seek external funding to support their research program. Dedicated lab space will be provided, along with access to shared facilities, including a staffed vivarium, in our newly constructed Innovation and Discovery Center. The Ursinus College Whittaker Environmental Research Station and Perkiomen Creek offer easily accessible sites for field-based research and outdoor laboratory activities.

Aquatic Biologist: The candidate will offer advanced courses in aquatic (freshwater and marine) biology and serve as a faculty member for Ursinus’ marine science minor.

Vertebrate Biologist: The candidate will teach BIO-305 (Human Anatomy) and advanced courses in their specialty.

With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit separate statements reflecting on:

  • Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community
  • Teaching experience, practices, and goals
  • Scholarly accomplishments and proposed research program at Ursinus

Requirements and Qualifications

The successful candidates will teach in the Biology core curriculum (BIO-101,102, and/or 201) and in their specialty and contribute to Ursinus’ Common Intellectual Experience first-year seminar and first year advising program. All courses at Ursinus seek to engage students in addressing the four questions of our distinctive QUEST curriculum, and the candidate’s teaching plans will reflect incorporation of QUEST. We will initially screen applicants based on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants will also demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and development of a productive research program that provides opportunities for student achievement. Successful applicants will be supported with start-up funds and will be expected to seek external funding to support their research program. Dedicated lab space will be provided, along with access to shared facilities, including a staffed vivarium, in our newly constructed Innovation and Discovery Center. The Ursinus College Whittaker Environmental Research Station and Perkiomen Creek offer easily accessible sites for field-based research and outdoor laboratory activities.

Aquatic Biologist: The candidate will offer advanced courses in aquatic (freshwater and marine) biology and serve as a faculty member for Ursinus’ marine science minor.

Vertebrate Biologist: The candidate will teach BIO-305 (Human Anatomy) and advanced courses in their specialty.

With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit separate statements reflecting on:

  • Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community
  • Teaching experience, practices, and goals
  • Scholarly accomplishments and proposed research program at Ursinus

Preferred Skills and Competencies

A Ph.D. and some teaching experience are required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2023

Application

Applicants are requested to submit separate statements reflecting on (1) their commitment to, philosophy of, and previous experiences with undergraduate teaching, (2) their experience and/or commitment to supporting an inclusive community and (3) a summary of scholarly accomplishments and description of a research program that will involve undergraduate collaborators. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, the three statements above, and transcripts to – Aquatic Biologist - http://apply.interfolio.com/110934 . Vertebrate Biologist - http://apply.interfolio.com/110939 . Please provide the names and contact information for three references. Recommendations may be requested later in the application process. Priority will be given to applications received prior to October 1. Inquiries for these positions are welcome and should be directed to the Aquatic Biologist search Chair Rebecca Lyczak (rlyczak@ursinus.edu) or to the Vertebrate Biologist search Chair Cory Straub (cstraub@ursinus.edu).