Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology with an emphasis in physiology and/or genetics to start in August 2023 or January 2024. We seek a student-centered, enthusiastic, collaborative, and innovative colleague.

The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Biology or other highly related discipline. Responsibilities include teaching a wide range of undergraduate biology courses (such as Physiology, Genetics and Introductory Biology courses) with potential to teach specialized courses in a field of specialization. Excellence as an educator is the top priority. Faculty teach 5-6 classes per year, engage in a research program with student assistants, advise undergraduate students and provide service to the university. The successful applicant will be expected to work with existing faculty to expand and improve the biology curriculum to meet the needs of our undergraduate students.

To Apply

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 1450 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) research interests as they apply to undergraduate students and (e) contact information for three professional references. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat 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.

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

Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education, social justice, and community service. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.