University of St. Thomas

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology

St. Paul
Sep 19, 2016
Jan 27, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of St. Thomas Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.

We are seeking a biologist who is committed to building a career as a scholar and a teacher. Candidates with expertise in computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, ecoinformatics, or quantitative biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will exhibit potential to teach undergraduate biology courses at introductory and/or upper-division levels. We value the potential to contribute to more than one of the undergraduate majors that the Biology Department supports (Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Global Health, and Neuroscience). The successful candidate will establish a high-quality research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate collaboration and has the potential to be competitive for external funding.

Research support will include generous start-up funds, laboratory/computing space in a modern science facility, and a substantial time allocation for mentoring undergraduate research partners. The Biology Department is committed to undergraduate education and engaging undergraduate students in a dynamic research environment. Our full-time faculty are regular recipients of major, externally-funded research grants, and our facilities are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. For more information, visit


A PhD and postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred; ABD (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) will be considered.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

To apply, visit Applicants must create a profile and upload a CV, a description of research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and provide contact information for three references on the application.  No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.  Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter into the application. 

For additional information contact Dr. Gaston Small (

Review of applications will begin October 17 and will continue until the position is filled.

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