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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

St. Edward's University

Department of Biological Sciences

School of Natural Sciences


St. Edward's University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2020.

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  • Teaching Microbiology Lecture and Lab (majors).

  • Teaching major's General Biology (lecture and lab).

  • Development of elective courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

  • Advising students.

  • Development of a successful research program involving undergraduates and compatible with the resources available at a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution.

  • Other required duties as outlined in the St. Edward's University Faculty Manual.


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences required.

  • A strong commitment to and demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and for engaging in research with undergraduates.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check


Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, with full consideration given to those received by November 1, 2019. Applicants should submit application and all requested documentation online through

A complete application packet (single pdf preferred) will include:

  • Cover letter, addressing why the applicant is a good fit for the position, indicating a commitment to the university's mission (

  • Curriculum Vita

  • Teaching Philosophy; please specifically indicate the ability to teach any of the following courses: Evolution, Ecology, Genomics, and new courses the applicant would be interested in developing. ( (1 pg maximum)

  • Diversity and Inclusion statement that details the candidate's commitment to serving a diverse student body. (1 page maximum)

  • A statement of Research Interests which details how the candidate will engage undergraduates in research. (1 pg maximum)

  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (unofficial at this stage)

  • The names and contact information for three references (or names of references if applying discreetly).

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