The Department of Biology at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physiology beginning August 2024. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of animal physiology. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a full undergraduate course load (3-2) including an upper-level course in Vertebrate Physiology with lab, an additional upper-level course in their area of expertise (preference will be given to candidates who can teach Comparative Vertebrate Morphology) as well as Introductory Biology, Biological Methods, Senior Capstone and general education courses on a rotating basis. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates, advise and mentor undergraduate students; and participate in departmental and university service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline by August 1, 2024.

The Biology Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2022 semester, 36% of students enrolled at Southwestern were members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. In your application materials, please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.

To apply, candidates should submit the following information by September 12, 2023, to Interfolio ( The revised priority deadline is October 19. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

  • a cover letter describing your interest in the position (1 page)
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and upper-level undergraduate courses you would be interest in teaching (1-2 pages)
  • a statement of your past research experiences and accomplishments and future research plans involving undergraduates (1-2 pages)
  • a C.V.

Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be submitted via Interfolio.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Max Taub, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website:

Southwestern University is committed to inclusive excellence that provides access and support, enables participation, and removes barriers so that all people within our community are empowered and can thrive in a campus that is welcoming and validating. Inclusion is the deliberate effort to create an environment in which people from all backgrounds - including but not limited to people of color (race, ethnicity, nationality), sex, sexual identity, gender identity, age, physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, religion, immigrants, and the intersection of these identities - are not only included but welcomed, valued, respected, considered, and supported within our community. People from marginalized (i.e., devalued) and/or minoritized (i.e, underrepresented) groups are heard, seen, respected and accepted in all aspects of our community.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time appointment begins. Sponsorship for an employment-based visa may be an option depending upon university needs and the applicant’s qualifications.

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