Assistant Professor in Vertebrate and/or Invertebrate Biology - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The Department of Biology seeks a vertebrate and/or invertebrate biologist for a tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2015. Responsibilities include teaching upper division courses in Organismal Biology, including Vertebrate Zoology and Comparative Animal Physiology in addition to the lower division Introductory Organismal Biology course. Occasionally, the candidate may be required to teach upper division courses in Ecology or Genetics and an upper division course in their area of expertise. Faculty are also encouraged to teach courses in the College’s signature Collegiate Seminar and January Term programs. General expectations of faculty include teaching six course equivalents per year (14 classroom hours per week is common in Biology), academic advising, service to the Department and College, continued professional development, and active scholarship. The candidate is expected to have a research program that is suitable for the inclusion of undergraduates. 

Experience and Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology with research experience in vertebrate or invertebrate biology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Additional expertise in the areas of ecology, population genetics, conservation biology, or parasitology is desirable. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level with culturally and/or socioeconomically diverse student populations.

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Please apply on-line at . A complete application includes curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plan and three (3) professional references.  The complete application must be received by Oct 15, 2014. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Biology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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