Assistant Professor of Biology – Developmental

Augustana University

Assistant Professor of Biology – Developmental

  • Institution: Augustana University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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Assistant Professor of Biology – Developmental

  • Augustana University | Sioux Falls, SD
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 11, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Biology – Developmental

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Sioux Falls, SD

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

Contact Name Liz Van Westen

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Phone US +1 (605) 274-4107

Job Description

Augustana University, a rigorous, private liberal arts institution invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology in the area of Developmental Biology beginning August 2024. A Ph.D. with research expertise in a biologically related field is required; postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience is preferred. The Biology Department is home to 13 full-time faculty, with a strong tradition of undergraduate research and excellent placement into postgraduate vocational programs and employment. A real emphasis on inclusive student mentorship and teaching pedagogy is a hallmark of the department’s commitment to undergraduate biology education.

Teaching Expectations:  Duties typically include teaching 2 lectures and 2 labs each semester along with a January term course. This load will include an upper-level Developmental Biology lecture and lab for Biology majors, team-taught introductory biology lectures and labs, a course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, and a January course that provides novel opportunities for the campus. Courses will be based on the needs of the department and qualifications of the applicant. The ability to develop new courses and contribute to programs that augment department and university initiatives is encouraged. The ability to use and care for living animal models for use in Biology courses and in research is strongly desired.

Research Expectations: While teaching is a major component of the position, productive research involving undergraduates is expected and is a long-standing tradition in the department. The university is situated in an area experiencing rapid growth in biomedical, biotech, agricultural, and environmental research, offering collaboration opportunities in various research areas (for more information go to A research startup will be provided as well as access to extensive existing research equipment ($1,500,000 in new purchases in the department over the last decade).

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 13th, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled.

Application Date: Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) goals for research and professional development (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana), (5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (6) a curriculum vita, (7) a completed Augustana University employment application, (8) and  names and contact info of three references electronically to

For questions, email Dr. Lisa Baye, Chair, Biology Department at, or call 605-274-4306.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

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