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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)

Apply now Job no: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)

Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Biology starting in July 2025. We seek a broadly trained biologist with expertise in microbiology at the levels of genetics, cells, or microbiome. To complement current faculty expertise, we seek candidates whose research focuses on bacteria, archaea, viruses, or environmental eukaryotic microbes. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching with strong academic support, inclusive course experiences, and effective mentoring for our diverse student population. Teaching expectations are 5 courses per year, including introductory biology as well as existing
and/or new courses at the upper level (e.g. Microbiology or Microbial Diversity). Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship within and outside the sciences. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has potential to attract extramural funding.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree; post-doctoral experience is  preferred. We encourage applications from all groups historically underrepresented in the sciences.  

A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s experiences and plans for teaching diverse students; 4) a statement of the applicant’s
research and scholarship that includes plans for collaborative research with undergraduates; 5) unofficial transcript; and 6) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2024.  Please direct questions to Joan Slonczewski, Search Committee Chair (  

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.

In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.

Kenyon is a great place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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