Assistant Professor of Biology

Augustana University
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.
Closing date
Jan 7, 2023

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The Augustana University Department of Biology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology starting during the fall semester of 2023 (8/23/2023). 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Duties typically include teaching 2 lectures and 2 labs each semester, along with a January term course. This load will include an upper-level general ecology lecture and lab for Biology majors, a team-taught introductory biology lecture and lab, a course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, a non-majors’ course that examines the impact of science on society, as well as other courses based on the needs of the department and qualifications of the applicant.
  • Having the ability to bring computational methods and/or large data set analyses into any and all of these courses, as well as in their research, is strongly desired.
  • While teaching is a major component of the position, productive research involving undergraduates is expected and is a long-standing tradition in the department. The university is situated in an area experiencing rapid growth in biomedical, biotech, agricultural, and environmental research, offering collaboration opportunities in various research areas.
  • A research startup will be provided as well as access to extensive existing research equipment (over $1,500,000 in new purchases in the department over the last decade).

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology earned or in imminent completion by the appointment start date.
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching ability.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Location: Augustana’s location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ( provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls has more than 70 parks, over 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, and award winning restaurants. Our metro area (population 280,000) is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is recognized as a major medical, retail, and financial center. 

Benefits: Augustana University provides excellent fringe benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of diversity, Augustana University employment application, copies of graduate transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

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