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Assistant Professor of Biology

Eureka College
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Division of Science and Mathematics at Eureka College invites applications for a full-time position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2024. The successful candidate will teach 12 credit hours each semester (24 credits annually) along with assisting in advising biology, clinical lab science, and pre-professional majors and occasionally mentoring senior thesis projects as part of the college’s Honors Program. The Biology faculty may be required to participate in the college’s interdisciplinary programs including first year seminar or 10 Essentials (general education) science courses at Eureka College. This position has the potential to be offered as a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (with the potential for becoming tenure-track) if degree qualifications and/or preferred experience are not met at day one.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Teach 12 credit hours each semester (24 credits per academic year) of undergraduate coursework. 

Courses in 2024-25 academic year will include:

  • Principles of Biology I and II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology

Future courses could include and/or introduce:

  • Computational Biology
  • Botany or Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Research Methods
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Genetics


  • Help assess the biology program and propose innovations to meet the demands of the current job market and student interests.
  • Serve on college committees.
  • Participate in faculty governance (monthly meetings).
  • Supervise undergraduate honors theses & research (as needed).
  • Help in the recruiting process of future/prospective students. 


May supervise student workers.


  • PhD in Biology or related field or ABD with the requirements for the PhD completed by the appointment time of August 1, 2024.
  • MS applications will also be considered for a Visiting Assistant Professor, 1-year appointment.

Desirable: Previous teaching in higher education




  • Effective communicator
  • Organized
  • Skilled with Microsoft and electronic mail


Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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