The Department of Biology at Misericordia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position for appointment in Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or closely related discipline is required with specialization in Marine Sciences or Marine Biology. Teaching responsibilities include introductory biology, marine biology and development of advanced courses in the field of expertise. Applicants must be prepared also to teach effectively introductory courses for biology majors as well as non-major core courses in which they prepare and deliver lectures; evaluate and grade students’ classwork and assignments; and initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Commitment to student engagement and effective communication skills are essential. Candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and an ability to develop and maintain a research program that leads to peer-reviewed publications and actively involves undergraduate students. The position requires 12 credits of teaching each semester, scholarship/research, academic advising, and participation in departmental and university service.
Misericordia is committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal in the letter of application.
Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. The University's approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.
Review of credentials will begin December 3 and continue until the positions are filled. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement that details plans for undergraduate involvement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation online at www.misericordia.edu/hr under Faculty Opportunities or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.