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Department of Biology - Tenure-Track Position in Microbiology

Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of biology with a specialization in microbiology to begin in fall 2015. Candidates whose research incorporates genomics or bioinformatics to explore issues related to microbial ecology are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology (biological inquiry and analysis), microbiology, and advanced courses in the applicant’s area of expertise, as well as participation in the department’s senior seminar program. Preference given to applicants with an interest in teaching parasitology. The successful candidate will also develop an active research program involving undergraduate students, for which internal support is available. The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related field, and will be committed to undergraduate biology instruction in a liberal arts setting including the use of innovative teaching methods to engage students in the classroom.

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research philosophy, and three letters of reference to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Laura Corey, Chair of the Biology Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to

Review of applications begins October 1, 2014.  Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer, encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women, and offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners. 

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