Department of Biology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology.


Tracking ID#: F011969

POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology (tenure-track position)

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Biology and the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) are seeking applicants for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level in reservoir/lake limnology or closely related aquatic science discipline. Research addressing ecosystem level processes will have higher priority. The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. and provide evidence of significant research experience supported by an excellent publication record. At the Associate level a successful record of competitive funding is also essential.

This position will have his/her tenure line in the Department of Biology but will also be expected to contribute strongly to the interdisciplinary research within CRASR. Additional information regarding the Department of Biology and CRASR and our current research areas is available at Department of Biology and CRASR

RESPONSIBILITIES: At Baylor the candidate will be expected to obtain external funding for their research program, to publish research articles in major journals, to develop and teach courses in their area of expertise, mentor graduate and undergraduate student research and contribute service to the Department, CRASR and the University. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals and with the potential for multidisciplinary collaborations within and beyond Baylor. The applicant will be expected to mentor and support graduate students and involve undergraduates in research. Baylor offers the Ph.D. and Master’s in Biology as well as interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees through The Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences programs (TIE3S) and Institute of Biomedical Studies (BMS).

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor; salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 31, 2015. Appointment effective beginning August 2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, statement of current and planned research (4 pages max.), three recent publications, teaching philosophy, and three professional recommendations from those familiar with your work (also, please provide contact information for these references).

Robert D. Doyle, PhD., Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97388
Waco, Texas 76798-7388
TEL: 254-710-2911

Electronic submission is preferred and should be submitted to: Limnology_Search@baylor.edu.


Tracking ID#: F011841

POSITION: Lecturer of Biology (non-tenure track position)

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Biology is seeking applicants for a non tenure-track faculty position at the Lecturer level. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree and provide evidence of experience and interest in undergraduate instruction. Experience in pathology and a demonstrated interest and experience teaching histology lecture and lab strongly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for lecture and multiple lab sections of Histology each semester. Additional courses in the undergraduate core curriculum and/or undergraduate advising may also be assigned as needed. Opportunities for mentoring undergraduate students engaged in independent study are available.

RANK AND SALARY: Lecturer (teaching, non-tenure track); salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by December 1, 2015. Appointment effective for fall semester 2016 (August 2016).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and interest (4 pages max.), teaching philosophy, official transcripts for terminal degree, and three professional recommendations from those familiar with your career (also, please provide contact information for these references).

Robert D. Doyle, PhD., histology Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97388
Waco, Texas 76798-7388
TEL: 254-710-2911

Electronic submission is preferred and should be submitted to: Histology_Search@baylor.edu.


Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.