Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology



Job description

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Biology

Classification: Faculty

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Lincoln University, PA

Campus: Main Campus

FLSA Status:  Salaried, Exempt

Reports to: Department Chair

Lincoln University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Developmental Biology. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate students as well as a scholar with ambitious research and publication agendas. The ideal candidate will show evidence of thoughtful intellectual engagement within the field of developmental biology. Demonstrated experience in neuroscience will be considered favorably. Candidates will be expected to teach four in-person courses a semester that range from 100-level introductory biology courses to advanced undergraduate courses in developmental biology and possibly neuroscience. Interested candidates must complete a brief online faculty application and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement that details incorporation of the principles of diversity in teaching, and service, and name of three references. The successful candidate must possess a Ph. D. in biology or related field by the hire date.


The successful candidate will:

  • Offer dynamic, engaging, and student-centered pedagogy utilizing up-to-date expertise in biology and the best pedagogical practices in STEM education.
  • Teach 4 undergraduate courses (12 credits) in-person a semester including general education classes in human biology, general biology and/or anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, and neuroscience, including labs.
  • Actively mentor and advise students
  • Be a contributing member of departmental and university required meetings and initiatives.
  • Maintain active professional engagement and research, which are required for promotion and tenure consideration
  • Share the College’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy and be prepared to join an active cohort of faculty who teach undergraduate courses and advise/mentor students.
  • Earned PhD in developmental biology or closely related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Evidence of 1+ years of teaching at undergraduate level
  • Proven agenda of research and professional engagement
  • Communication skills consistent with effective teaching, mentoring and motivating STEM majors from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and actively participating in the department and broader university.
  • Experience in course design, development, and assessment of student learning out comes.
  • Experience utilizing LMS such as Canvas and other software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions.

How to apply

All applications should be submitted through the online portal. Only complete applications will be considered.
Applicants must submit the following:
✓ Letter of interest from applicant.
✓ Curriculum vitae that includes education, experience, and other contributions/awards relevant to this position.
✓ Copies of all college/university transcripts verifying completion and coursework studied.
✓ Statement of teaching philosophy.
✓ Research statement.
✓ A diversity statement that discusses the incorporation of the principles of diversity into your teaching, research, and service.
✓ Three professional letters of recommendation.
✓ Short video (3-5 minutes) introducing Accounting content to potential students. (Please submit video to [email protected])

Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. The University is committed to enriching its education.

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Lincoln University (LU) is the United States' first degree-granting historically black university. It is located near the town of Oxford in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The university also hosts a Center for Graduate Studies in the City of Philadelphia. Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate coursework to approximately 2,500 students.