The Science and Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Alvernia University invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Biology Faculty appointment beginning August 2021.


We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, with a focus on the use of bioinformatic and computational methodologies to address biological problems related to zoology or forensic science.  


Required Qualifications:  Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in biology, advising students, engaging in service to the university, and developing a research program appropriate for the undergraduate level.  Candidates should provide evidence of quality teaching experience and scholarly productivity.  Prior experience teaching courses in anatomy and physiology or forensics criminalistics is also desirable.  


Alvernia has a bold approach to becoming a 21st century, modern regional university. This includes the rapid expansion of enrollment through new academic majors in engineering, health care and more. We seek professionals who are thoughtful leaders, creative and nimble in the complex environment of private higher education.


All Alvernia University employees promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.  As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating: service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.  Alvernia University strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


How to Apply:  Candidates should send a letter of application with current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the Alvernia University Human Resource Office email at  Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Contact:                Human Resources

Posting Date:        March 25, 2021

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