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Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences

Faculty Posting Date: October 24, 2018

To Apply:  https://apply.interfolio.com/57004

The Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will join a group of faculty with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, microbiology, evolutionary and ecological genetics, and neuroscience working within a robust and collaborative research environment across departments and schools on campus. Competitive salary and start-up packages are available. Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.duq.edu/biology.

Duquesne University enrolls approximately 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is located in downtown Pittsburgh, which is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States, with numerous educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Duquesne is committed to the teacher-scholar model, where excellence is expected in both education and research. The successful applicant will:

  • Develop a vigorous, externally-funded, independent research program within the broad areas of developmental biology, organismal biology, or cell/molecular biology;
  • Contribute to teaching in one of our undergraduate concentrations (Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, Physiology, or Molecular Biology);
  • Develop a graduate course in their area of expertise;
  • Mentor Ph.D. and undergraduate students in their laboratory.


  • Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and have post-doctoral experience.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflect contemporary society, serve our academic goals and enrich our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57004. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about the position to biologysearch2019@duq.edu.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.