Houghton College, Physics/Engineering/Data and Computer Science

Position ID:Houghton College-Physics/Engineering/Data and Computer Science-BIOLOGY [#17994]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology - Positions
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houghton, New York 14744, United States
Subject Area: Biology
Starting Date:2021/08/25
Appl Deadline:2021/08/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/21, finished 2022/03/05, listed until 2021/08/30)
Position Description:    

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology Description of Position

Houghton College invites applications for 2 full-time appointments in the Department of Biology at the assistant or associate professor rank starting Fall 2021.

Position 1. Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology - Genetics

Responsibilities include teaching Genetics (and other courses in the field of molecular genetics that play to the strengths of the successful candidate), contributing to the first-year biology sequence and general education curriculum, developing and maintaining a line of genetics research suitable for undergraduate students, and advising students.

Position 2: Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology -Ecology/Environmental Biology

Responsibilities include teaching courses combining ecological/environmental content areas with reductionistic approaches (e.g., ecotoxicology, physiological ecology, behavioral or ecological endocrinology, plant pathology, parasitology, etc.), contributing to the first-year biology sequence and general education curriculum, developing and maintaining a line of research suitable for undergraduates, and advising students.

Date of Hire - Fall 2021 Qualifications Required qualifications include a PhD in biology or related field by the beginning of the appointment, an interest and willingness to support the online offerings of the college, and the ability to help students form respectful attitudes and interactions with people who differ in abilities, attitudes, and cultural experience, with sensitivity to factors that affect our own assessment of others.

Preferred qualifications include experience teaching at the undergraduate level and online.

Other important qualifications for this position include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, a mature Christian faith, and an ability and willingness to integrate their Christian faith into teaching.


Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon degree(s), experience, and record of scholarship.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials electronically in pdf or doc format: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) outline of research program.

Visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings/ and follow the Procedure for Applicants. For more information about Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu.

For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Dr. Aaron Sullivan, Chair of the Department of Biology.

About Houghton

Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments. Related keywor

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Further Info:
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Houghton College
Houghton, NY 14744