Assistant Professor Biology: Developmental Biology

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Posted 10/24/2023

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY, a rigorous, private liberal arts institution invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Developmental Biology beginning August 2024. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience is preferred. An emphasis on inclusive student mentorship and teaching pedagogy is a hallmark of the department’s commitment to undergraduate biology education.

Teaching duties will typically include teaching 2 lectures and 2 labs each semester and a January-term course. This load includes an upper-level Developmental Biology lecture and lab for Biology majors, team-taught introductory biology lectures and labs, a course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, and a January course that provides novel opportunities for the campus. The ability to use and care for living animal models for use in courses and in research is strongly desired. While teaching is a major component of the position, productive research involving undergraduates is expected and is a long-standing tradition in the department. The university is situated in an area experiencing rapid growth in biomedical, biotech, agricultural, and environmental research, offering collaboration opportunities in various research areas. A research startup will be provided as well as access to extensive existing research equipment.  To apply, please visit our website at

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.


Last Updated 10/24/2023