Assistant Professor (Biology) Spring 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Job description

Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/professions institution, located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana, invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for a tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty position in Spring 2018.


A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in the Biological Sciences is required. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in genetics, histology, human physiology, or closely related discipline

Job Description:

This is a tenure-track or non-tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology which requires teaching and service. The appointment is effective January 2018. The successful candidate reports to the Chairperson of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Applicants should possess a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants are expected to show potential for productive, externally funded research, and initiate an undergraduate research program through teaching selected courses, developing curriculum, academic advising of solvents, and participation in programmatic committees.

Job Requirements:

Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of the following courses: general biology, genetics, histology, human physiology, and biology seminar courses. The successful applicant is also expected to engage in research, publish in reputable academic journals, advise students and engage in public service at the university and in the local community. The successful applicant should also collaborate with other faculty members in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Full-time faculty members teach 12-15 hours per semester, must hold six (6) office hours per week, and may be assigned additional duties at the discretion of the program coordinator, school chairperson, college dean or Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an application, cover letter, a curriculum vitae/ resume, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts are required of all finalists), and three letters of recommendations.

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly.