The Biology Department at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to start September, 2012. The Department seeks an integrative neurobiologist whose research and teaching supports both our neuroscience and biology programs. The successful candidate will establish a high-quality research program that provides collaborative opportunities for undergraduates and is competitive for external funding, and will teach undergraduate courses at introductory and/or upper-division levels. Research support will include significant start-up funds, lab space in a modern science facility, and a generous time allocation for research. A PhD is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Individuals with interests in human or environmental health are encouraged to apply.
The Biology Department is committed to undergraduate education and engaging undergraduate students in research. Our 17 full-time faculty are regular recipients of major, externally-funded research grants, and our facilities are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The neuroscience program is an interdisciplinary, research-intensive major that includes coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. The Department also offers BA and BS degrees in Biology, and BS degrees in Environmental Science and Biochemistry. For more information, visit http://www.stthomas.edu/biology.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV, a description of research agenda, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience online at http://jobs.stthomas.edu. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three reference letters sent to Dr. Kurt Illig, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, University of St. Thomas, OWS 390, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul. MN 55105. For additional information please contact Dr. Kurt Illig at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.