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Assistant Professor of Biology


Cincinnati, OH
ID: 1901-433

Assistant Professor of Biology


Xavier University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biology to begin in Fall, 2020. The individual must hold a Ph.D. degree in an area of the biological sciences with expertise in biomolecular sciences (developmental biology, genomics or immunology preferred). Responsibilities include teaching introductory-level biology as well as upper division courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise, active engagement in scholarly activities, development of a research program involving undergraduates, and advising of students. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates.  Experience in mentoring undergraduates in research is a plus, as is the interest in collaboration across disciplines, particularly computational biology.


Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession.


The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.


Applicants should submit the following to Xavier University’s website, an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests that includes ideas for research with undergraduates. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent to Review of applications will begin October 30, 2019. Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Biology Department, Dr. Jennifer Robbins at