Assistant Professor of Biology (Conservation Genetics)

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Assistant Professor of Biology (Conservation Genetics)

The Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure track position in Conservation Genetics at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2021.  Area of research expertise is open within the confines of this discipline.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, as well as dedication and commitment to high quality and innovative instruction to undergraduate students. The candidate will teach 12 contact hours each semester, by teaching an upper-level Conservation Genetics course for majors once a year and contributing to our introductory biology, genetics, and/or non-science major lecture courses as assigned by the department chair.

The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly and research activities that involve undergraduates, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university and broader community. Research activities must yield peer-reviewed publications.

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Modest start-up packages and modest research space are available for tenure-track positions.

PhD strongly preferred (advanced ABD candidates considered), prior teaching and research experience with undergraduates is desirable.  A personal commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. 

Review of applications will begin January 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website at
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, copy of graduate/terminal transcript, copy of teaching evaluation and name/contact information of references.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.