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Assistant Professor of Biology

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1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia

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Shenandoah University’s College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

This full-time, career-contract position will include teaching lower-division anatomy and physiology lectures and other elective courses to biology majors and students in related fields. An on-campus, in-person presence is expected. The successful candidate will describe elective courses they would develop to complement the department’s strengths. Preference will be given to candidates who can expand the department's ability to provide research opportunities to undergraduates.

Shenandoah University, a private, comprehensive university located 70 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Faculty members are expected to participate in service to the university and the broader community and are expected to be active scholars in their fields. The Department of Biology has a student-centered focus that includes advising and mentoring and fosters the academic success of an increasingly diverse student population.

Required Skills

The minimum requirement is a Ph.D. in the biological sciences completed by the appointment date (August 2023).

Required Experience

Experience teaching Anatomy & Physiology is strongly preferred. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: 

Complete application packets will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references. As part of the letter of intent, please address the following: How will you support a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment at Shenandoah University? Feel free to draw upon your experiences and/or growing awareness. 

Inquiries for this position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth L. Cantwell, Department of Biology, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA 22602, or New applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of hire. 

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.


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Not Applicable