Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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Santa Clara University
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Santa Clara University

Department, Program, Center: Biology

Specialty or Subdiscipline: Genetics or Cell Biology

College or School: College of Arts and Sciences


The Biology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Genetics, Cell Biology or related fields. We encourage applications from energetic and productive scientists conducting empirical or theoretical research, who will establish an active research program involving undergraduate students. We would expect this scientist could work in an established model system (e.g. Arabidopsis, zebrafish, Drosophila, yeast, etc.) or in a non-model system using a genome-enabled approach. Teaching responsibilities will include 1) at least one course in the Introductory Biology Series for life science majors; 2) 1-2 upper division laboratory courses in critical areas of need, which could include Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and/or Genetics, depending on successful candidate's expertise; and 3) a course for non-science majors in the University Core.

Salary: Competitive, Benefits eligible, with a housing assistance program.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates are required to have a PhD in the biological sciences with an emphasis in genetics or cell biology, postdoctoral experience in genetics, cell biology or related field, and a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research.

Preferred Qualifications:


Faculty members are expected to be teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research involving undergraduates and active participation in departmental life. In Biology, this typically equates to a single, multiple section lecture-lab or lecture-discussion course per quarter. A full-time teaching load is seven “full-time equivalents” per year on a quarter system, with a one-course reduction for research. Additional course releases for active research programs and teaching innovation are available. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute service to the department, college and/or university as appropriate to rank.

Work Authorization:

A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Close Date: 9/27/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial graduate transcript, (4) statement of teaching philosophy and research plans (including any experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities), (5) examples of relevant scholarly papers, (6) a statement of how the candidate’s research plans might foster intra- and interdepartmental connections (7) course syllabi and supporting instructional materials (optional), (8) student/teacher/course evaluations/effectiveness (optional), (9) three letters of recommendation. Three letters of recommendation will automatically be triggered by the system upon submitting your application.

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Additional Information:

Additional information on the Biology Department can be found on our website: https://www.scu.edu/cas/biology/

Inquiries about this position can be emailed to the search committee at Biology@scu.edu.

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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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