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Assistant Professor of Biology

Requisition ID:  16965

Job Summary

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Immunology beginning August 2022. 

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate-level courses in immunology and microbiology with labs, majors and non-majors general biology courses, and upper-level courses developed based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Faculty are expected to participate in student advising as well as service to the department and university. Establishment of a funded research program involving undergraduate students and MS graduate students is expected. Research in any area of immunology will be considered. Ph.D. is required. Position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.

The Department

The Department of Biology is the largest department in the College of Science. We currently have over 400 undergraduate majors and 38 graduate students. More than half of our undergraduates pursue graduate or professional degrees after graduation. The department has extensive facilities for its teaching and research programs and the 15 faculty represent specialties spanning the breadth of the discipline.

The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 8,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 600acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to just under 7,000 degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 2,000 high school students take dualcredit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at PFW.edu.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected recent reprints, statements of research interests and 1-2 page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to https://careers.purdue.edu/FW/go/FW-Faculty/7720100/. For full consideration, apply by December 31, 2021. Position will be open until filled. All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation. Candidates for this position will also be expected to provide a 45-60 minute presentation on their proposed research program and how they would incorporate undergraduate and graduate students in their research. Please direct any questions regarding this position to Tanya Soule, soulet@pfw.edu. 

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Jan 8, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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