Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Physiological or Developmental Biologist

The Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University seeks applications for the full time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor in the field of physiological or developmental biology.

The Biology Program at Bridgewater State University provides students with a broad background in the biological sciences, allowing for flexibility in career choices. The overall goal of our program is to expose students to the scientific process and to promote the ability to think critically and to communicate science effectively. Students are the central focus and an integral part of the Department, working side-by-side with faculty who are enthusiastically committed to teaching and research.

A strong sense of community is fostered through small class sizes and individualized mentoring from faculty, and this community is reinforced through our departmental seminar series and interactions among students and faculty. Students are encouraged to complete original research projects, which often culminate in publication or presentation at local, national, or international conferences. Faculty and students also use their expertise in outreach efforts to provide service to the University and to middle and high school teachers and students in the Commonwealth, particularly through faculty and staff involvement in the CityLab and Watershed Access Laboratory Programs housed within the Center for the Advancement of Science Education. The Department also fosters scientific literacy and critical thinking for non-science majors via its involvement in the Core Curriculum. Through our Master of Arts in Teaching program, we strive to graduate educators who are well-trained with a strong knowledge base in the biological sciences. Overall, the department trains students who are highly competitive for professional and academic positions in Massachusetts, where biotechnology and education are economic engines.

Essential Duties:

  • Candidates must be strongly committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and developing a program of independent research at a primarily undergraduate institution that includes mentoring student research.
  • Teaching requirements will include Human Anatomy & Physiology and participation in the biology core, including General Biology, Cell Biology, or Genetics.
  • In addition, the candidate will develop an upper-level biology elective course in their area of expertise that will complement the major.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and an earned Ph.D. by June 2017.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Preference is for candidates utilizing a non-cell culture, non-mammalian animal model system.

Please visit BSU’s jobsite at to apply on-line.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.