Assistant Professor of Biology - Plant Biology

St. Norbert College

United States

October 21, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Biology – Plant Biology

St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022. We seek a broadly trained plant biologist with expertise in plant genetics, plant physiology, and/or plant cell biology. Teaching responsibilities will include cell-level and organismal introductory biology courses, botany, genetics, biochemistry, and other courses reflecting the strengths and training of the applicant. The standard course load for Biologists at St. Norbert College is two classes with labs per semester, with additional opportunities to teach in winter and summer terms. Faculty members in Biology are expected to have a productive research program that provides meaningful experiences for St. Norbert College undergraduates. Other responsibilities will include advising students and being an active member of the College community. The candidate will join the Biology department in a recently expanded and renovated science building that also houses Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and the Green Bay campus of The Medical College of Wisconsin. This is one of two faculty positions to meet the demands of our growing Biology program. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness and a research presentation will be part of the interview process.

St. Norbert College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The division of Academic Affairs provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values. Therefore, we invite candidates who have research interests, pedagogical experience, or lived experience that demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire several new faculty members as a part of a cohort of scholars who are committed to meeting together and working as a group to infuse equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) into the curriculum. This past year we conducted a national search to hire an inaugural dean of curriculum and senior diversity officer, highlighting the importance of EDIB work and the curriculum.

About St. Norbert College: St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. St. Norbert is the only college in the world sponsored by the Norbertines, a Catholic order devoted to community, education, and serving the needs of others. St. Norbert College welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community.

As one of the nation's top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert builds on the beliefs and practices of an ancient religious order while responding to the current needs of its students and communities. Today at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert of Xanten, who founded the Norbertine order of priests in the twelfth century, lives through this modern, bustling community dedicated to transforming and empowering its students. The college has seen remarkable development in the past decade, particularly the construction and renovation of more than $150 million in campus facilities and infrastructure. St. Norbert is characterized by recent strong enrollments, as evidenced over the past ten years by the largest, most diverse, and most talented first-year classes in the college's history.

At St. Norbert College, a holistic approach to students characterizes the curriculum and classroom; faculty use their award-winning research to challenge and encourage students to greater curiosity, and students learn and collaborate both in and outside the classroom in an integrated experience. St. Norbert College is organized into four academic divisions – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts – and the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics.

The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at www. snc.edu.

About Northeast Wisconsin:

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing family-friendly communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit:

  • https: // www. thenewnorth.com/living-in-the-new-north/
  • https: // yourmovegreenbay.com/why-we-moved/
  • Qualifications: The candidate must possess an earned doctorate or terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Biology or a related field; a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research; and a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

    How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 21. Application materials (to include statements of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests appropriate for undergraduate participation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial), a curriculum vita, and a list of contact information for three references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to Dr. David Bailey, Associate Provost and Dean of Natural Sciences using the “Apply Now” link found on this page.

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