Assistant Professor of Biology/Ecology

Mount Mercy University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology with an emphasis in ecology, conservation, and sustainability to begin August 2021 or January 2022. We seek a student-centered, enthusiastic, collaborative, and innovative colleague.

Ideal candidates will have a broad background in the ecological sciences and proven teaching skills. A Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology or a related field is required for a tenure-track position. Applicants with a Master’s degree may be considered for a non-tenure track position. Responsibilities include teaching a wide range of undergraduate biology courses (such as Ecology, Global Environmental Issues, Animal Behavior, Introduction to Sustainability and Introductory Biology courses) with potential to teach specialized courses in field of specialization. There is an expectation of scholarship with undergraduate students.

Excellence in teaching is a top priority for this position. Faculty are expected to teach approximately 5-6 courses per academic year. Other responsibilities include undergraduate advising, research with undergraduate students, and curriculum development with the goal of enhancing the existing outdoor conservation program or addition of new programs focused on the environmental sciences and sustainability. Successful candidates will also be expected to form and maintain community partnerships within the local area to increase visibility of the program and create internship opportunities for students. 

Qualified candidates should send a: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) college transcripts, (d) summary of teaching experience, (e) the names and contact information for four references, and (f) statements of teaching philosophy and (g) research interests as they apply to undergraduate students at a baccalaureate institution.  Submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to: with the subject line, “Biology Faculty.”  Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered.  Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed. The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission. Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1850 students.  The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.  Visit for further information.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a “full-time basis”. 

Mount Mercy is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.