Assistant Professor of Biology – Tenure Track


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The Department of Biology at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position beginning Fall 2022.  The candidate’s primary teaching load will consist of Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab and a non-majors science course; other responsibilities will include supporting students from diverse academic backgrounds through academic advising, engaging students through mentored research experiences, and actively participating in campus life.  The ideal candidate is expected to embrace inclusive pedagogy techniques intended to effectively instruct a diverse student population.  

A successful candidate will show aptitude and inclination for engaging undergraduates in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences (CUREs).  A Ph.D. in any biological field is required and a background in biomedical sciences is preferred. Any innovative candidate with a strong interest in teaching undergraduates using course-embedded research experiences will be considered.  

Ouachita Baptist University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and is a private liberal arts institution dedicated to undergraduate instruction. The job entails a collegial commitment to professional, university, and community service as well as supporting the institution’s Christian mission; see the University’s vision, mission, and values statements.  Ouachita Baptist University embraces equal opportunity and is committed to developing a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants with the potential to advance institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Applicants should submit the following by email:  (1) a letter of application describing how your expertise will enhance our department, (2) a statement of research interests including how you will mentor undergraduates through research, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy highlighting diverse and inclusive pedagogy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, and (5) graduate transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue to January 18, 2022.  To apply or for more information, contact Dr. Ruth Plymale, Chair, Biology Faculty Search Committee at  In the subject line of the email, please include your last name – Anatomy Position.

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