Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Biology (Ecology)

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Biology (Ecology)

Job Summary
The Department of Biology at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of ecology to begin August 2017.

Job Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching and will be expected to teach General Biology, upper division courses in ecology and evolution, and other courses in specific areas of academic expertise. The candidate should be committed to involving undergraduates in an independent research program and will be expected to apply for extramural funding for support. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We are interested in candidates with expertise in any level of ecology, particularly those who include field and experimental approaches in their research. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline, teaching experience, post-doctoral experience, and evidence of research skills and scholarship.

Special Instructions Summary
Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi or teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted online at Any questions may be addressed to, please reference the specific position “Ecology-Tenure-Track” in the subject of any emails. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

About USF
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

EEO Policy
The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Fair Chance Ordinance
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit:

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