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Assistant Professor of Biology - Anatomy & Physiology

Wartburg College
Job Location:
Waverly, 50677


Faculty Position Vacancy

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree.

The college is located in Waverly, Iowa, a growing community of more than 10,000 residents. As part of the Cedar Valley metro area (near Waterloo and Cedar Falls), Waverly has an abundance of cultural, musical, and recreational opportunities. Major Midwest metropolitan areas within driving distance include Des Moines, Iowa (2.5 hours); Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (3 hours); Madison, Wis. (3.5 hours); Rochester, Minn. (2 hours); Chicago (5 hours); and Omaha, Neb. (4 hours). The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Biology

TITLE: Assistant, Tenure Track

START DATE: August 2024

TIMELINE: Screening of applications begins November 10ᵗʰ and continues until the position is filled.


Successful candidates will provide evidence of the following qualifications:


  • PhD or ABD in Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, or related disciplines
  • Potential for successful and innovative college-level teaching
  • Plans for collaborative student-faculty research
  • Commitment to inclusive communities


  • Experience teaching college-level Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cadaver dissection experience and/or willingness to engage in cadaver dissection
  • Experience with pre-health advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Expertise that complements current faculty

Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to support the College’s mission and contribute to the strategic plan.


The successful candidate will fulfill the duties of tenure track faculty to include:

  1. teaching upper-level majors' Anatomy and Physiology, contributing to a team-taught introductory biology course, and teaching courses within the general education plan
  2. conducting collaborative student-faculty research
  3. academic advising for students within the depart


Send resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. In the application letter, please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Chair of the search committee ( For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about Biology, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applicationsfrom members of underrepresented ethnic and minority groups.

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