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Assistant Professor of Biology

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The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of aquatic ecology to begin in July 2022. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral and prior teaching experience is preferred. We seek applicants with any of a broad range of research subspecialities from molecular ecology (e.g. ecotoxicology of aquatic systems; molecular/genomic analysis of aquatic systems) to evolutionary and physiological ecology (e.g. adaptations of plants and animals to aquatic life) to ecosystems-level research.

We seek an outstanding teacher-scholar who will contribute to Creighton's history of excellence in instruction, research, and service. The successful applicant will support the Biology Department and Environmental Science Program through course offerings in aquatic ecology, foundational ecology, and introductory biology, as well as other areas of expertise such as genomics, molecular biology, microbial ecology, biostatistics, physiology, environmental toxicology and/or remote sensing/GIS. Tenure and advancement require effective teaching and development of a research program involving undergraduate students that leads to peer-reviewed publications and competitive grant applications. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in Creighton’s professional schools and other local and regional entities involved in aquatic ecology and resource management such as the Nebraska Water Center, Nature Conservancy, Henry Doorly Zoo, and state and federal agencies. Faculty are also expected to embrace Creighton’s Jesuit values by providing advising for students and service to the department, college, university, and broader community.

Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive urban university that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the University. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. U.S. News and World Report currently ranks Creighton University in the top third of National Universities. Creighton University is also ranked #1 among all Catholic universities in undergraduate research.

Please visit for additional information. To be considered, candidates should submit their application to . This initial application should include a letter of application (including expression of interest specific to the University mission), a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, philosophies, and experience, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. In addition, applicants should arrange for three professional references to submit letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Mackenzie Taylor at once requested. Please contact Dr. Taylor with any questions. We will begin reviewing materials on September 13, 2021.

Creighton University is an EO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet and seeks a wide range of applicants for this position in support of one of our core values—gender, ethnic and cultural diversity.