Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month contract, tenure-track position in Biology to begin August 2023. The Biology Department consists of 8 full-time faculty members and about 100 undergraduates majoring in one of five biology degrees. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities.
Requirements for the position include:
Ph.D. in Physiology, Biology or related field
Expertise in physiology or a closely related field
Ability to teach physiology-related courses including an upper division course in mammalian physiology and lower division courses in human anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology.
Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching
Commitment to mentor undergraduate students during an 8-week summer research program
Commitment to continued professional development and advising of undergraduate students
Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus
Understand and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
In our selection, preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:
Ability to complement the current strengths of the department
Professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage with our diverse student body
Ability to support and develop student internships in Biology
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at www.tlu.edu.
Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.
The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a single PDFthat contains the following:
cover letter addressing the requirements of the position,
1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy that also addresses serving a diverse student population,
1-2 page statement of research interests that addresses adapting those interests to a smaller, undergraduate institution,
unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and
three professional references (names, email addresses, and telephone numbers).
Texas Lutheran University is a private, faith-based university that empowers a diverse student body through an education centered on the liberal arts and professional programs. TLU is located in Seguin, Texas, just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, TLU offers 27 majors, 37 minors, four graduate programs, and 11 pre-professional programs to approximately 1,400 students in a traditional, residential college setting that promotes critical thinking and service learning.
TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty with classes averaging 19 students and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. The university has 93 full-time and 78 part-time faculty (not including staff members who also teach). For full-time faculty, 90 percent hold a doctorate or other terminal degree.
For the seventh consecutive year, TLU is featured in the top five schools on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value” and “Best Colleges” in the Western Region rankings. TLU ranked No. 1 for “Best Value” and No. 5 for “Best Colleges” overall in the 2022 rankings. TLU was also named a ...“Best in the West” school in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” and has appeared on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For® list every year since 2012.