Job: Assistant/Associate Professor Developmental Biologist @ University of Richmond

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Open until filled
Date Posted
June 26, 2015
Tenured, tenure track
Commensurate with experience
Employment Type

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Biology: Assistant/Associate Professor Developmental Biologist - 000272

The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track developmental biologist with a rank of Assistant Professor; applications from well-qualified applicants at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. We seek a broadly trained biologist who is committed to high quality undergraduate education and developing an innovative research program in developmental biology that applies cutting edge methodologies in the discipline. The candidate should have a Ph. D and postdoctoral experience; the start date is August 2016.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to the synergy between teaching and research at a liberal arts undergraduate institution and who support the success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. The successful applicant will teach developmental biology and other courses in the major and within the general education curriculum in the candidate's area of expertise. The typical faculty teaching load is a 3/2 (alternating semesters of 9 and 6 contact hours). The tenure-track position includes a research laboratory and equipment startup funds. The Biology department is actively engaged with the "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action"; ( and student-centered teaching and research programs align with those recommendations. Applicants should click "Apply Now" in the upper left hand corner of this page. Applicants should upload one PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a PDF containing a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research experience and future plans; each statement should also highlight the integration of teaching and research and the efforts or plans to support inclusivity and diversity in the context of an undergraduate Liberal Arts institution. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of three references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to this website. Review of applications will commence on September 1, 2015.

The Department of Biology is in the Gottwald Center for the Sciences along with the Departments of Chemistry, and Physics. Approximately 50 Biology majors and 30 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors graduate each year, many of whom go on to attend top graduate and medical schools. The department offers courses and research opportunities at all levels of biological organization from molecular to ecosystems. Biology students may also elect to pursue a concentration in Neuroscience or an interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies. The department also participates in introductory interdisciplinary science programs with the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. A full-time Director of Biological Imaging manages our state of the art microscopy facility. The university also maintains an animal facility, greenhouse and herbarium, flow cytometer, standard molecular biology equipment, and computer imaging technology, all of which are availabl for student and faculty use. Members of the Department of Biology also have access to two University-owned field sites that are approximately 15 and 45 minutes from campus.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information on the department, resources, and teaching responsibilities, see

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