VACANCY: Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 10/17/2022
Category: Biology


Delaware Valley University is accepting candidates for Assistant Professor – Tenure Track in our Biology department

About the University

Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University’s mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review’s 2022 “Best in the Northeast” and U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Regional Universities-North” lists. 

Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus.   

About the Position

Delaware Valley University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology, starting in August 2023.  The Biology Department seeks dynamic candidates with expertise in anatomy and physiology to pursue courses in Comparative Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology.  Delaware Valley University is committed to undergraduate education therefore candidates will be required to teach introductory courses for science majors and non-majors.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to strengthen our Pre-professional curriculum by developing courses in their area of expertise.  Candidates should submit a letter of application that includes their teaching interests, any research interests that can be used to further our undergraduate experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to Chair of the Biology Department, this faculty member will:

  • Teach a broad offering of courses in Biology
  • Be adaptable to teach at various levels within the discipline
  • Remain current in the field
  • Recruit and advise students as needed
  • Post and maintain regular office hours
  • Serve on faculty committees as assigned or selected
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Attend regularly scheduled faculty meetings, department meetings, and other required meetings
  • Assist with departmental needs and development including outcomes assessment
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, or related discipline
  • Specialization in Anatomy and Physiology including Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Highly Preferred: Cadaver dissection experience
  • Experience teaching Biology at the undergraduate level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring
  • Commitment to ongoing faculty development and scholarship
  • Evidence of successful scholarship
  • Experience with online delivery of courses is beneficial 

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to a diverse workforce.

Apply on institution’s website

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