Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014. Recruitment for this position will remain open until filled.

Position title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Position summary

Saint Martin’s University, an independent, coeducational university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will be both an active scholar and an excellent classroom instructor. The area of specialization is open; however, applicants must be able to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced courses that complement the current biology faculty’s expertise. Experience and/or ability to teach a course in undergraduate biology research is a plus. The successful appointee's regular annual teaching load will include courses in the University’s General Education and First Year Seminar programs.

A Ph.D. is required, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin’s University.

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications; a standard benefits package is provided. The position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Application Process

Please send a letter of interest responding directly to this position description, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, current c.v., graduate transcript(s), and 3 letters of recommendation to Laura Hoff, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503 (tel. 360-438-4564). Electronic submissions in .pdf format to CAS@stmartin.edu are preferred.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014. Finalists must undergo a background check and submit a brief statement that highlights how their work will contribute to the mission and values of Saint Martin's University. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Darrell Axtell, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, by email (daxtell@stmartin.edu) or telephone (360-438-4313).

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.