Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. We offer more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups. Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, and/or linguistic competence in a language other than English.

DATE ANNOUNCED: January 2017

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Microbiology; full time, tenure track

TITLE: Assistant Professor in Biology

STARTING DATE: August 2017

DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins Feb 28 and continues until position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2017 in Biology, Microbiology, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors biology courses, including microbiology, and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and team-taught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and expertise that complements current faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms, as well as one 4-week May term course, including introductory lecture/lab biology courses for majors and non-majors, microbiology, and an upper-level elective course based on the candidate’s expertise; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors and minors; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.

SALARY: Competitive

CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenure track

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests, including how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu. For specific inquiries contact Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Chair of Search Committee (samantha.larimer@wartburg.edu). For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see http://www.wartburg.edu, and specifically about the Biology Department, see http://www.wartburg.edu/biology/. Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.