The Louisiana Scholars’ College, the state’s selective-admission honors college of the liberal arts and sciences, located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, seeks applications from broadly trained individuals to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant/ Associate Professor of Biology with an anticipated start date of January 3, 2023. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to same email receiving the application packet.
Interested qualified candidates should send, by email, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, all college transcripts, representative publications or a dissertation chapter, and contact information for three professional references to the address listed below. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Official transcripts must be received prior to any offer of employment.
Assistant/ Associate Professor of Biology Search Committee
Louisiana Scholars’ College
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71497
The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
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*Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet.
Department: Scholars’ College
The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a related field. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate honors biology courses, as well as be able and willing to contribute to a team-taught Great Texts curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants with prior college-level teaching experience, experience directing student research, and experience in honors education. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of scholarly achievement. Applicants should be committed to liberal arts education and willing to interact with colleagues and students from other fields in the arts and sciences to maintain and improve an integrated, multidisciplinary honors curriculum.
Duties include teaching 12-15 contact hours per semester; holding 10 office hours per week; advising students as assigned; directing undergraduate theses as needed; maintaining a research agenda; developing curricula; and working on committees as assigned.
Established by the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education in 1987, the Louisiana Scholars’ College serves as the state’s selective-admission honors college of the liberal arts and sciences. Its mission is to provide highly motivated students with a rigorous, customized honors education firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.
The college has 12 full-time faculty in the liberal arts and sciences and an enrollment around 100 students. Students may pursue a traditional major or an interdisciplinary concentration in Classical Studies; Fine and Performing Arts; Foreign Languages; Humanities and Social Thought; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; or Scientific Inquiry.
The Scholars’ College offers small classes, a close-knit community, and supportive faculty who are committed to student success. Most of our classes are seminars in which ideas are exchanged in an open and supportive environment. All students complete a senior thesis; many also pursue opportunities for internships or study away.
Northwestern State University is located in the historic town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest permanent European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. The university enrollment is over 11,000 students.