Assistant Professor-Department of Biology-(tenure track)

Arcadia University
Glenside, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Academic / Research
Social Science / Humanities
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides an educational experience that is values-based; rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); and places students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for seven consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report , which also ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority by developing and implementing Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) on campus. Visit

Job summary

Arcadia University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in the Department of Biology. The individual who is awarded this position will teach in foundational core courses within the major, as well as an upper-level course in their field of expertise.

Arcadia's College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students to be leaders in a global society by providing opportunities to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus and in the Philadelphia area. The campus has a variety of outlets to support the arts and sciences, including art galleries, a literary magazine, and an online academic journal.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: to upload a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests.

Include Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in a Biology-related discipline with specific training and related research interests in the fields of Human and/or Comparative Anatomy.
  • Postdoctoral training is highly desired, and it is expected that faculty will develop an active research program engaging undergraduate students.
  • Prior experience in teaching Human Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy to undergraduate students is strongly desired.

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical conditions or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.
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