Belmont Abbey College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry or Biology, to begin August 1, 2024.

This tenure-track position requires an earned doctorate in an area of biochemistry, biology, or related discipline, a strong desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students, the ability to communicate material in the discipline effectively to students, colleagues, and the public at large, and a collegial attitude. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach undergraduate courses for students in the major as well as support classes for the core and Nursing programs.

The successful candidate will be able to teach a one-year Biochemistry sequence with labs as well as other courses such as Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Biology, and any of the other existing Biology courses. There is also an opportunity to develop an upper-level elective in the applicant’s area of expertise. The individual filling this position will teach a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester and will also teach laboratories in Biochemistry and Biology. A secondary responsibility of this position is to serve as an academic advisor to students who have declared Biology or Biochemistry as their major. Beyond those responsibilities, there are the general requirements of all faculty.

While the primary expectation for the person filling this position is teaching and service, the individual is also expected to maintain currency in their discipline through participation in professional organizations and, as resources permit, research, and publication.

In addition to having a solid foundation in the liberal arts, the successful candidate will be able to articulate scientific insights in the context of the liberal arts educational tradition and the Catholic understanding of the human person. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to an intellectual life consistent with the College’s identity as a Catholic, Benedictine school that aims to provide an excellent undergraduate education “in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified.” Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a philosophy of teaching and research that fits well with the institution’s emphasis on the education of the whole person, and with the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please email application materials to Dr. Heather Ayala at heatherayala@bac.edu. The application should include the following: a letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response discussing how you would incorporate the College’s mission into your teaching, service, and scholarship as a faculty member of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and contribute positively to the fulfillment of the mission. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed.

To apply for this job email your details to facultysearch@bac.edu

About Belmont Abbey College

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom.  There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.  In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates:  That in all things God may be glorified.

Click here to see the College’s mission and vision statements, and here to see a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education.