Assistant Professor of Biology

Tacoma, Washington State
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 25, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
Organization Type
University and College

University of Puget Sound

Assistant Professor of Biology

Job ID: 4302


Full/Part Time:

Assistant Professor of Biology

Appointment: Department of Biology, full-time tenure-line Assistant Professor position; begins Fall 2019.

Responsibilities: The Department of Biology at the University of Puget Sound, a predominantly undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, seeks to recruit a tenure-line Assistant Professor. Excellence in teaching is highly valued at Puget Sound and we expect the incumbent to show promise and enthusiasm to become a skilled teacher. We anticipate for the individual in this position to participate in teaching our introductory biology series, undergraduate courses in the area of genetics, as well as an upper level class in the incumbent's area of proficiency. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in applied bioinformatics or genomics who are interested in working with other faculty to incorporate computational biology into new and existing courses within the biology curriculum. We hope that the individual in this position will join the department in actively working on inclusion issues in science education. A typical teaching load consists of one class with its three accompanying laboratory sections, or the equivalent, each semester. We expect the incumbent to develop an active research program that incorporates undergraduate research opportunities, and that complements existing research efforts in the Department of Biology. We are interested in a wide variety of model and non-model systems.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or similar discipline (ABD considered). Postdoctoral experience strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.

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About Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA