Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Professorship (open-rank) in the Biological Sciences beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to excite and interest students in small classroom and laboratory settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship. This position will support SUA’s new Concentration in Life Sciences and Pre-Health Program to be housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include developing and teaching new biology and interdisciplinary classroom and/or laboratory courses for these programs. In addition, the faculty member may develop and teach courses designed for students not concentrating in Life Science that meet the General Education course requirements in “The Natural World.” All faculty members also teach at least one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary General Education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions see our catalog at www.soka.edu). All courses should engage students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes. The teaching load per academic year is five courses. Applicants from all fields of biology are welcome, with preference for interdisciplinary researchers in fields such as molecular and cellular biology, microbiomics, genomics, developmental biology, physiological ecology, immunology, neuroscience, epidemiology and related fields.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.