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Tenure- Track, Assistant Professor of Biology: Global Health and Non-Communicable Disease

The University of St. Thomas Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position with interests in Global Health and Non-Communicable Disease. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024.


We are seeking a biologist focused on Global Health and Non-Communicable Disease who is committed to exemplifying the teacher-scholar model. We seek someone with research expertise related to human health at any level of biological organization, including cellular and molecular perspectives, in support of the Biology Department’s Biology and Biology of Global Health programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to teach undergraduate biology courses at the introductory and upper-division levels, with options including BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, BIOL 208 Biological Communication & Energetics, a 300-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and a 400-level capstone course including BIOL 474 Seminar in Global Health or BIOL 462 Molecular Biology. We particularly value teaching practices/courses that integrate diversity, inclusion, social justice, global perspectives, and community engaged learning. We seek someone who will establish a vibrant, high-quality research program that has the potential to be competitive for external funding and that will prominently involve undergraduates of all experience levels and from diverse backgrounds. We are also seeking someone with potential to contribute to interdisciplinary endeavors at the university, including the Aquinas Scholars Honors Program and the Research in Action collaborative research program, and to connect to the broader community.

Position: Tenure- Track, Assistant Professor of Biology: Global Health and Non-Communicable Disease
Organization: University of St. Thomas
Location: Saint Paul,  MN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 9/30/2023
Date Posted: 9/30/2023

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: 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.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Research support will include start-up funds, laboratory/computing space in a science facility, and a time allocation for mentoring undergraduate research collaborators. The Biology Department is committed to undergraduate education and engaging undergraduate students in a dynamic research environment. Our full-time faculty are recipients of major, externally funded research grants, and our facilities are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. For more information, visit http://www.stthomas.edu/biology/research/. Please visit the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Biology websites for more information on our affiliated programs. To learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas, please visit Life as a Faculty member.



A Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Biology, Global Health, or closely related field, or, alternatively ABD candidates nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be fully considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of Instructor.


Applicants must apply online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs and provide:

  1. A letter of application (cover letter) that addresses the applicants long-term teaching, research, and service goals.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A completed reference section of the application that provides contact information for three professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit recommendation letters.
  4. A 2-page description of short and long-term research goals, including how they relate to undergraduate experiences.
  5. A 2-page statement of teaching philosophy that includes description of potential for inclusive classroom practices, including discussion of courses the candidate would be interested in teaching
  6. A 1-page diversity statement that describes experiences and approaches to support diverse student populations. If you have not had an opportunity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work, please describe how you aspire to contribute to these goals.

For additional information contact Dr. Adam Kay (adkay@stthomas.edu). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


Official job posting is available at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.

Status: This listing expires on: 12/29/2023
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University of St. Thomas

Saint Paul,  MN 55105
United States
Adam Kay