The Biology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Genetics, Cell Biology or related fields. We encourage applications from energetic and productive scientists conducting empirical or theoretical research, who will establish an active research program involving undergraduate students. We would expect this scientist could work in an established model system (e.g. Arabidopsis, zebrafish, Drosophila, yeast, etc.) or in a non-model system using a genome-enabled approach. Teaching responsibilities will include 1) at least one course in the Introductory Biology Series for life science majors; 2) 1-2 upper division laboratory courses in critical areas of need, which could include Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and/or Genetics, depending on successful candidate's expertise; and 3) a course for non-science majors in the University Core.
Competitive, Benefits eligible, with a housing assistance program.
Candidates are required to have a PhD in the biological sciences with an emphasis in genetics or cell biology, postdoctoral experience in genetics, cell biology or related field, and a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research.
Faculty members are expected to be teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research involving undergraduates and active participation in departmental life. In Biology, this typically equates to a single, multiple section lecture-lab or lecture-discussion course per quarter. A full-time teaching load is seven full-time equivalents per year on a quarter system, with a one-course reduction for research. Additional course releases for active research programs and teaching innovation are available. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute service to the department, college and/or university as appropriate to rank.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.