Biology, Visiting Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Physiology, 1 year term

Position Summary

The Department of Biology at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) is looking for a creative and talented educator/scientist for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. The CSB/SJU Department of Biology is a close-knit community of nineteen individuals that graduates roughly 60 majors each year.

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology and Nursing for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.

With a total enrollment of approximately 3,200 students, CSB/SJU are unique in all of higher education, distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see About CSB & SJU – CSB/SJU.

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a two-semester, upper-division, biology sequence in human anatomy and physiology, working with a team of instructors to develop lecture and laboratory course materials. Each semester, this person will teach two lecture sections and three laboratory sections per week. The selected individual will have access to modern physiology laboratory equipment, anatomical models, and a 3D anatomy teaching platform.


Successful applicants are not required to have an active research program, but research that engages undergraduates is welcome. Prior lecture/lab experience in human anatomy and physiology is preferred, but not required. Ph.D. applicants are preferred but ABD individuals are encouraged to apply if completion of their graduate career is foreseeable by December 2022.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter that highlights their teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Submit materials at Job Opportunities | CSB/SJU/OSB.