Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology, to begin August 1, 2019.

Job Responsibilities

An earned doctorate in an area of animal ecology or related discipline, a strong desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students, the ability to communicate material in the discipline effectively to students, colleagues, and the public at large, and a collegial attitude are required.

The position requires the individual to teach General Biology as well as courses that are in or are related to their specific discipline. A secondary requirement of this position is to involve students in research projects as resources allow. Teaching in both the day and evening programs, with a 12 credits/semester load, is required. Service to the department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to using the subject line “Biology Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)