Assistant Professor of Biology

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Job Description Summary:

The Presbyterian College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level starting in August 2022. We are seeking a highly qualified individual with specific expertise in developmental biology. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or an equivalent degree and demonstrate commitment to pursuing excellence in science teaching within a liberal arts curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include developing an upper-level developmental biology course, contributing to the introductory biology sequence, and teaching an upper-level genetics course as needed. Candidates are expected to develop an active research program mentoring undergraduates within a teacher-scholar framework and will have the opportunity to pursue external funding and publications for advancing the undergraduate research endeavors of the department. The candidate will have the opportunity to be supported by the department’s NIH-funded South Carolina-INBRE research program. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a cross-department Biochemistry program accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) as well as contribute to our recently developed Computational Biology program.

Presbyterian College (PC) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The college is committed to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students, supports academic freedom, and encourages community involvement. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, PC is approximately 40 minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina and about one hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The region offers abundant opportunity for social and recreational activities, with easy access to Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Interested individuals should send a letter describing their motivation for applying for this position, curriculum vitae, a statement on contributions to diversity, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a brief research plan in one pdf file to Dr. Margo Petukh,

References and official transcripts will be requested at a later stage in the process. The department particularly invites applications from groups underrepresented within the Biology profession.

If you have questions, please contact the PC Biology Department Chair, Dr. Stuart Gordon,

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most
qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.