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Assistant Professor of Biology - Genetics

Trinity University
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type

Trinity University Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor of Biology with a concentration in Genetics. Trinity University is a nationally recognized, small, private liberal arts and sciences university that values and supports high-quality undergraduate teaching side-by-side with high-impact research involving active undergraduate participation. The Biology Department faculty regularly achieve important outcomes in these areas.

The Department of Biology ( is composed of 13 faculty with diverse research interests and serves majors in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, Global Public Health and Neuroscience. Shared facilities and instrumentation supporting this position include an OLAW certified animal facility, a confocal microscope, a flow cytometer, a Typhoon imager and a 42 node (each with 36 cores) HPC cluster, among other resources. Development resources include summer stipends and internally funded fellowships for summer research students. Trinity is located in San Antonio, a large, vibrant, cosmopolitan city located in south central Texas. Trinity maintains collaborations with several biomedical research centers in the San Antonio area and faculty have access to core facilities and other major instrumentation. Trinity University is a prestigious, selective liberal arts institution, with over 11,000 applications, and approximately 650 first-year students in the Class of 2026. Discover more about Trinity University.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will teach an upper division majors' course in Genetics and contribute to development and teaching of the Biology introductory core. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through research, teaching and/or service, have demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching practices and who will contribute to diversity and excellence in our campus community.

Expectations of annual teaching load: Teaching courses (9 contact hours per semester) appropriate to the needs of the Department and the University; including genetics lectures and labs and Genes Phenotypes and Evolutionary Dynamics lectures and labs. Possibilities may develop for teaching other genetics related sub-discipline courses and courses in the Pathways Curriculum.

Research expectations: This position carries the expectation of developing a sustainable research program with undergraduate students in any field broadly related to genetics.

Appointment Details

Terms of employment: Nine-month contract.


Applicants with a broad range of research objectives and approaches, who have a research plan that incorporates extensive participation by undergraduate students, will be considered.

Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred.

Education Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Biology with a genetics related degree. Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in some aspect of biology where genetics/genomics was a key component of their scholarship and demonstrate qualifications for teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

How to apply

Trinity University is committed to the values of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. Applicants should also electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan (including past accomplishments and future plans) and contact information for three references to Prof. James Shinkle, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biology, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

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Review of applications will begin October 17, 2022.

Contact Information

Prof. James Shinkle, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biology, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Assistant Professor, Location: Washington, DC - 20037

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