Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Biology

Assistant Professor, Biology

Status: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9-month appointment
Start Date: August, 2024
Application Deadline:  For fullest consideration, please apply by March 1, 2024

Position Summary:

The Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is accepting applications for a tenure-track academic position in Biology, starting in Fall 2024, at the Rank of Assistant Professor. A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biology is required as is a commitment to excellence in teaching and to the liberal arts college. Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience teaching diverse populations at the undergraduate college level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lecture and laboratory based undergraduate courses including Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, and possible courses in Forensic Biology, and Forensic Molecular Biology.

Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in institutional committee and departmental meetings, maintain professional skills through professional development, and perform other duties as assigned. Aside from teaching, the potential candidate will be encouraged to support research that is suitable for undergraduate-level students with an emphasis on pedagogical research rather than extensive laboratory research.

DEPARTMENT OF Biomedical and Health Sciences:

Our department consists of two programs: science and mathematics. A successful candidate will be part of science program, which offers B.S. degrees in Biomedical Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Forensic Sciences, Life Science and Kinesiology as well as a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. And this year we also launch a new degree program, such as Neuroscience and Public Health.

Following the mission of the college in serving an underserved population of students, the successful candidate will ensure meaningful assessment of student achievement, facilitate early identification of at-risk students, and be available to support student learning as needed. Moreover, the department has a record of pre-medical and graduate school preparation and provides support for those who want to pursue graduate study in biology, chemistry and biochemistry.

As part of a newer department, the candidate will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the programs. The science courses are housed in a modern, well-equipped science wing. The science program has extensive instrumentation including a FTIR, UV-Vis, Raman, NMR, Polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR), brand new Microscope, Li-core instrumentShaking Incubator, Agarose and SDS Gel Electrophoresis, Sonic Dismembrator, Autoclave, Inverted Microscope, Centrifuge, Nanodrop Fluorimeter, -80 oC Fridge, Biological Safety Cabinet, Microplate Reader, Gaussian quantum chemistry software, Molecular dynamics software (amber) and hardware.

For more information, contact either Program Director Dr. Ahmed Lakhani at 219-473-4275 or Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Derek Shouba at 219-473-4307.

Application Requirements:

To apply, please send, (1) a cover letter stating how your previous experience and qualifications match the position requirements, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) Diversity, equality and inclusive statement, (5) a statement of undergraduate research interests, (6) unofficial transcripts of your highest earned degree (official transcripts will be required for appointment), and (7) two letters of recommendation to Paula Shreve, Director of Human Resources via email (

The submission of all requested documents is required for consideration.

CCSJ is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of typically underrepresented groups to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to the mission of CCSJ and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. 

Employment at Calumet College of St. Joseph is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States, verification of education/credentials, and a background check.

For More Information, Please Contact:

 Phone: (219) 473-4328

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