Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)



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Job description

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University’s Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2020.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology or closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Teaching expectations include contributing to current microbiology and medical microbiology course offerings, as well as contributing to our general biology curriculum and developing courses in area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop an active research program that will include undergraduate students. Applicants with expertise and research involving the human microbiome are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Biology is housed in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center, which is well-equipped for cell/tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, small animal, molecular biology, and microbiology research. The Department of Biology recently expanded into a second building which includes additional teaching and research laboratory space. University endowment funds are available to provide support for research endeavors. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualification.

DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution located on a beautiful 500+acre campus in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The campus is approximately 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. Traditional-age students (1,700), evening-degree students (800), and graduate students (800) comprise the student body of 3,300. As a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, DeSales University participates in cooperative programs with Lehigh University, and with Cedar Crest, Lafayette, Moravian, and Muhlenberg Colleges.

How to apply

Please send letter of application along with teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research involving undergraduates, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:

Joshua Slee Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology
DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue Center Valley, PA 18034-9558

Electronic submissions should be emailed to [email protected].

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

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