Belmont Abbey College invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, to begin August 1, 2022. This tenure-track position requires an earned terminal degree in an area of Biology or other closely related field, 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. Previous teaching experience is preferred.
The primary responsibility of this position is to teach Anatomy & Physiology and its associated labs to pre-nursing students. The applicant will also teach upper-level Physiology and Human Anatomy courses for the Biology major. 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 Biology. A secondary responsibility of this position is to serve as an academic advisor to students which may include students who are undecided as to their intended major and those who have declared Biology as their major. The individual will also be required to serve on committees of the College and of the faculty as appropriate.
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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please email application materials to email@example.com using the subject line “Biology Search.” 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.)
See the College’s mission and vision statements (http://bit.ly/1ReoSgu), and a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education (http://bit.ly/1Mthujl).
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 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.
About Belmont Abbey College
Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.