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Assistant Professor, Department of Biological/Environmental Sciences (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
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Nov 26, 2021

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Assistant Professor, Department of Biological/Environmental Sciences (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a faculty position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022. This tenure track, 9-month appointment carries a 3-3 teaching load.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics or Molecular Biology (or closely related field) from an institutionally accredited college or university (or equivalent). A history of collaboration with organismal biologists is a plus. Successful candidates will have track records of research productivity and the potential for externally funded research.

For this position, we are seeking outstanding individuals whose research addresses genetics, bioinformatics/computational biology, or cell and molecular biology to teach the theory and applications of genetics and cell/molecular biology. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in genetics, introductory biology, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, and bioinformatics. These courses follow a lecture/lab model and experience in teaching and developing these and related courses is highly desirable. Teaching duties will include undergraduate research mentorship.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has 13 full-time faculty members, and the department offers an undergraduate major in Biology, Environmental Science and Marine Science and a minor in Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Science. Currently the department has 136 majors and 28 minors.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Application deadline will be November 20, 2021, and review of applications will begin on that date. Please submit the following documents: 1) an application letter that includes statement of teaching philosophy and experience and a description of research interests and activities, 2) a curriculum vitae contact information of three references, 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 4) an application for faculty position, and 5) the faculty applicant Christian mission statement. (The application and the Christian mission statement are available at the links below.) Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visa for this position. Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diver

"Application for Faculty Position" can be found at:

"Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at:

Please submit all materials as PDF format to: Questions may be addressed to the Chair, Biological and Environmental Sciences

SUBJECT: Biology, Geneticist Dr. Anthony Overton @ (

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Assistant Professor, Location: Birmingham, AL - 35229
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