Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology position at Carroll College

Starting Date: August 26, 2024

The Department of Life sciences at Carroll University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning Fall 2024. This tenure track position is a retirement replacement and has the option to be teaching oriented (80% teaching / 20% service) or include research expectations (60% teaching / 20% service / 20% research).


  • Ph.D. in cellular biology, molecular biology, or related field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of excellence in teaching, a passion for teaching first-year students, and the ability to engage under-represented students in the study of biology.
  • If research expectations are included, candidates conducting research that can be adapted for a primarily undergraduate institution, or those conducting pedagogical research, with evidence of scholarship resulting in publication are preferred.


  • The successful candidate will be a broadly trained biologist with expertise and research experience in molecular methods and cellular biology.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include General Biology for majors and 1-2 upper-level Biology electives courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, e.g. Bioinformatics, Cellular Biology, Gene Manipulation and Genomics, Immunology, or Virology.
  • Teaching opportunities in the University’s general education curriculum, which includes courses with a cultural thread and general distribution courses, are possible.
  • If the successful candidate opts for the position with research expectations, they will develop an active research program with undergraduates. 
  • Additional responsibilities may include advising, curriculum development, course coordination, grant writing, and other service to the biology program and the University.

 Rank and Salary:

  • Assistant Professor (60% teaching, 20% scholarship, 20% service OR 80% teaching / 20% service).
  • This position is eligible for tenure.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

 The Department:

  • The Biology Program has five faculty members and is housed within the Department of Life Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The program supports approximately 110 undergraduate majors.
  • Students and faculty in the department are active in conducting field and laboratory research, leading study abroad programs, and coordinating internships.
  • The Department of Life Sciences has a full-time laboratory coordinator. Our laboratory teaching and research facilities were renovated in 2016.

 The University:

  • Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition.
  • The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness.
  • Carroll offers graduate programs in several Health Science fields as well as in Business, Software Engineering, and Education.
  • Carroll University is in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison.
  • The University serves approximately 3000 full-time and 500 part-time students.
  • The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA.


  • The review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled.  Time is of the essence.
  • Please submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and 4) examples of teaching effectiveness. If you have course evaluations, please submit several that demonstrate your teaching effectiveness. In lieu of course evaluations, submit a letter from your current supervisor attesting to your skills in the classroom environment.
  • Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.

Carroll University makes employment opportunities available to qualified individuals whose skills and experience make them suitable candidates for placement. Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.

Carroll University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran’s status in administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff.

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