Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Biology - Molecular Biology, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Rachel Howell
December 5, 2014

Colorado Mesa University
Assistant Professor of Biology—Molecular Biology

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Biological Sciences Department at Colorado Mesa University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Biology beginning August, 2015.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic department, including field, cellular and organismal biologists, focused on excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentorship of undergraduate research. Responsibilities include teaching 12 credits/semester, offering research opportunities to undergraduate students, advising, and participating in service to the department and university.  Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in biology for majors and non-majors.  Upper-division courses may also include topics in genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics, molecular biology, as well as the development of courses within the candidate’s specialty. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field from an accredited institution is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate teaching and postdoctoral experience. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.  

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning August 2015.

SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.  

 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled.  To ensure consideration, completed application packets must be received by Jan. 30, 2015.

APPLICATION:  Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific responsibilities, requirements, and preferences of this position, CV, unofficial transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), statement of teaching philosophy (including a description of teaching experience and interests), statement of research interests and how undergraduate students can be involved, three letters of recommendation, and the following completed forms:

• Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript (available at:

• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form (available at:

 • Voluntary Affirmative Action form (available at:

Send to:

Biology Search Committee—Molecular Biology
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility.  Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.