Assistant Professor of Biology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018.


We are seeking a biologist who is committed to building a career as a scholar and a teacher.  Candidates with expertise in systems biology and bioinformatics are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will exhibit potential to teach undergraduate biology courses at introductory and/or upper-division levels.  We value the potential to contribute to more than one of the undergraduate majors that the Biology Department supports (Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Global Health, and Neuroscience).  The successful candidate will establish a high-quality research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate collaboration and has the potential to be competitive for external funding.


Research support will include generous start-up funds, laboratory/computing space in a modern science facility, and a substantial time allocation for mentoring undergraduate research partners. The Biology Department is committed to undergraduate education and engaging undergraduate students in a dynamic research environment. Our full-time faculty are regular recipients of major, externally-funded research grants, and our facilities are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. For more information, visit


A PhD (US or foreign equivalent degree) in Biology or a related field required. Postdoctoral experience preferred.


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.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials will not be accepted.


Candidates will first be asked to (step 1) create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then (step 2) submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.


Interested applicants should upload the following three (3) documents to their profile (part of step 1):

(1) a curriculum vitae (upload into the "Resume" field) 

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (upload into "Teaching Philosophy" field)
(3) a description of research agenda (upload into "Description of Research Agenda" field)

Please copy/paste a cover letter for the position into the "Cover Letter" section of the application (part of step 2).


Applicants must supply the names and contact information within the application of three references when they apply at the link above (part of step 2).  We will not contact references without permission to do so from the candidate. 


At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested.  Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.  


For additional information contact Dr. Afshan Ismat ([email protected]).


Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.