Faculty Job Openings in the Department of Biology

Currently, the Department of Biology has an open faculty position in anatomy & physiology (see below).  For more information and to apply, click this Interfolio link. 

All other available faculty job openings at Valparaiso University are listed on the web page of the Office of the Provost

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Position Announcement

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology

Anatomy & Physiology

 Valparaiso University, located in northwestern Indiana, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning mid-August, 2015.  Candidates who are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching with strong backgrounds in both anatomy & physiology are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities for the academic year include anatomy & physiology, introductory laboratories, intermediate or upper level courses as needed, and seminar.  A minimum teaching load of 12 credits for each semester is required. The successful applicant is expected to establish a research program and mentor undergraduate research students. 

The Department of Biology is committed to excellent teaching at many levels: molecular, cellular, organismic, population, community, ecosystem, evolutionary. The department is staffed with nine Ph.D.-level, full-time tenure-track faculty members, an M.S.-level laboratory coordinator/instructor, and a lab technician. Currently, the department has approximately 200 undergraduate biology majors; the department also serves students in the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions, and Engineering. Valparaiso University has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. The University is located one hour southeast of Chicago and is within a short drive of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan.  The department is housed in the Neils Science Center.  For further information about the Department of Biology, please refer online to http://www.valpo.edu/biology.

Candidates for this position should possess a Ph.D. in anatomy/physiology or a closely related field, or have prior experience teaching anatomy & physiology.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/27064.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community.  Its entire EEO policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.  Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.