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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology/Aquarium & Zoo Science - Saint Francis University
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Posted Sep 17
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology/Aquarium & Zoo Science
Search Status: Application material received by October 1, 2018 will receive primary consideration.
Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology department to begin August 2019.  This position will support our Aquarium & Zoo Science program, which offers specialized training to students who wish to secure aquarist/keeper/educator positions in professional aquaria and zoos.  A Ph.D in Biology or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment.  Past work experience in a professional aquarium or zoo setting, or a different organization emphasizing animal care, is a plus.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and must involve undergraduates in publishable research.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in animal care and animal nutrition that service the major, along with introductory biology and upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.   It is desirable that candidates have the ability to teach Marine Biology and SCUBA courses in coral reef ecology or research diver techniques ; the latter courses involve travel with students to the Caribbean.  Additional responsibilities include advising students, University service, and supervising care of departmental aquaria, including our 1500-gallon display and training aquarium. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, possess professional aquarium experience, and can maintain an active undergraduate research program at our institution.
Interested applicants should complete an online application at, then submit a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and undergraduate research plan to:
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

You may also contact me directly about this position if you have questions.

Justin Merry
Chair of Biology Department
Saint Francis University