Furman University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Biology to begin in August 2017.

We seek a broadly trained biologist to teach biochemistry. Ability to teach microbiology is desirable. Other teaching opportunities could include genetics, introductory biology, a writing seminar for first-year students, or an offering in the candidate's specialty. The area of research specialization is flexible but should encompass biochemical approaches and complement existing strengths in the Biology Department. Biologists whose work integrates views from multiple areas of biology and other science disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. We are interested in hiring faculty members with diverse perspectives who will foster innovation in our curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience for our students.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. (by June 2017) and show evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to establishing a productive research program that leads to publication with undergraduates. Mentoring of undergraduate research is typically pursued intensively in the summer but often continues during the academic year. Most students will present their research in posters or talks at regional or national scientific conferences. Startup funds will be provided.

Applications should be submitted at Submit PDF versions of curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching credentials and philosophy; a statement of research interests, future research priorities, and an initial research plan for work with undergraduates; a short statement describing how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values; all unofficial transcripts; and names and contact details for three references. Review of applications begins on February 13, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

Furman University, a private university founded in 1826 with an enrollment of 2,700 undergraduates, is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. At the heart of our University is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville's one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything they say it is and more. Within close reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic beaches, the area abounds with recreational and outdoor activities, and direct flights by major airlines from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport are just 35 minutes from the Furman campus.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Wade Worthen at

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