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Assistant Professor of Biology

Full time
Posted 5 months ago

McPherson College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 2021. A Ph.D. in Biology or related field, completed by August 2021, is required.

The position includes teaching responsibilities for molecular biology/genetics, cellular metabolism, bioinformatics, or other courses in the field that may play to the successful candidate’s strengths.

The Department of Natural Science’s faculty are committed to preparing our students for graduate programs in the natural sciences and the fields of environmental and human health; to providing them an education rich in practical experiences such as laboratory-based courses, student internships, and an undergraduate student research program; and to working closely with them as their academic advisor. The successful candidate will articulate how they will contribute to these goals.

Located in central Kansas, McPherson College is a private, residential, liberal arts college of 800 students, of which 120 are majors in the Natural Science department. McPherson College is an Honor Roll member of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For, scoring in each of the past five years at an exemplary level in regards to job satisfaction, work/life balance, teaching environment, professional/career development, tenure clarity & process, collaborative government, supervisor or department chair relationship, respect & appreciation, confidence in senior leadership, compensation & benefits, and facilities, workplace & security. Money Magazine recently recognized McPherson College as the best value in higher education in the state of Kansas.

To apply: Please complete the online application below with a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and three letters of reference.  Only transcripts and three letters of reference may be forwarded to:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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