The Biology Department at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of 1,500 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, seeks to fill an assistant professor position in the area of Biology, with a focus of Neuroscience and Physiology. The Biology Department has an innovative curriculum, a strong tradition of undergraduate research and a rich history of sending students on to graduate studies and productive careers. Further information about the department can be found at http://departments.juniata.edu/biology.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…
Successful candidates will teach courses in Introductory Biology, an upper-level Physiology course and an upper-level Neuroscience course in their area of expertise. Candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with undergraduates. Candidates with diverse scientific backgrounds that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate with biology faculty on a recently approved Neuroscience Program as well as various departmental initiatives that include Course-based Undergraduate Research experieoces and incorporating massively-parallel sequencing technologies into the undergraduate curriculum and research (www.gcat-seek.org).
Applicants with an earned Ph.D. (required) and postdoctoral and teaching experience (preferred) should submit 1) a brief statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; 2) a succinct two-page summary of research interests; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) a statement of diversity and inclusion; 5) undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts; and 6) three letters of recommendation.
Internal Number: 20110300
About Juniata College
Juniata College is a learning community dedicated to the highest quality education in the liberal arts and sciences, which will enable our graduates to lead fulfilling and useful lives in a global setting.
Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences. Located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, the beautiful 110-acre main campus is supplemented by the 365-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel. In addition, a 365-acre Environmental Studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation.
The College has a strong reputation for excellent academics, personal attention, and state-of-the-art technological resources. Juniata students enjoy small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student-faculty relationships, countless chances to learn by doing, and a lively campus offering lots to do and great new friends.