The Biology Department of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, invites applications for a two-year full-time teaching and research position as an Assistant Professor in a vibrant department with inquisitive and talented undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, and post-doctoral research experience is preferred.
The 24-unit teaching load will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction in General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and/or Molecular Biology. Candidates should be prepared to pursue an active research program that will engage undergraduate students both during the semester as well as in a 10-week summer research experience.
Westmont College expects full-time faculty to support its mission as a Christian liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. The position will be benefits-eligible, and start in late August 2020.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Amanda Sparkman, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.