ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, Augustana University (Apply by November 1)

Geneticist/Molecular Biologist

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY, a selective, private, liberal arts institution invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology beginning September 2021. A Ph.D. is expected; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

TEACHING EXPECTATIONS: Duties typically include teaching 2 lectures and 2 labs each semester and a January term course. These will include a team-taught genetics course and a molecular biology course in alternating semesters, as well as other courses based on the needs of the department and qualifications of the applicant.

RESEARCH EXPECTATIONS: While teaching is a major component of the position, productive research involving undergraduates is expected and is a long-standing tradition in the department. The college is situated in an area experiencing rapid growth in biomedical, biotech, agricultural, and environmental research, offering collaboration opportunities in various research areas (for more information go to A research startup will be provided as well as access to extensive existing research equipment ($1,350,000 in new purchases in the department over the last decade).

SALARY: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

The ability to interact with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and a deep appreciation of and respect for the academic culture must be top values of the candidate.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send the Augustana University employment application, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of diversity, goals for research and professional development, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, a curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources, Augustana University, 2001 S Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197. For questions, email Jennifer Gubbels at, Chair, Biology Department or call 605-274-4728.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.