Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

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The School of Sciences at Barton College seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology position with an anticipated start date of August 2017.

Barton College is a four-year, private college in Wilson, N.C. The College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 7th in 2017 Best Value Schools in Regional Colleges of the South and 13th in the top-tier 2017 Best Regional Colleges of the South, and by Princeton Review as one of the 2017 Best Colleges in the Southeast. In addition to providing a challenging academic environment, Barton is committed to celebrating bold thinking among our faculty and staff as they nurture bold leadership development among our students.


The successful candidate will lead 24 (twenty-four) credit hours annually at all levels of undergraduate biology coursework, including upper division courses that cover fundamental principles (genetics, biochemistry), with the possibility of instruction during weekends or evenings. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, holding office hours, assisting students outside of class, active participation in the life of the School and College, and commitment to active contributions in the profession. These contributions may include mentoring of student projects and development of pedagogy that engages students and fosters deep learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching with evidence of active student engagement. An ability to assist in the recruitment of students for the Biology major will be necessary.


  • Ph.D. in life sciences with a strong preference for molecular biology or genetics
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching
  • Ability to lead a wide-range of biology courses
  • Collaborative disposition with a commitment to service
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to working with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed application packets should be received by 2/27/2017. Responsibilities will begin with the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications must include letter of interest, current vita, statement on teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references, with at least one of the references able to address teaching ability and potential. Applications should be directed electronically to:

Dr. Kevin Pennington, Dean
School of Sciences
Barton College

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.



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