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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Assistant Professor of Biology – Ecology and Evolution

The Department of Biology at Bradley University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning August 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching ecology and evolutionary biology and will be expected to maintain an active research program with student collaborators.  The Biology Department serves an undergraduate student population, a small Master’s program, and a variety of other programs across the University.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, with preference given to candidates with two or more years of postdoctoral experience, interests in sustainability, and a research program that will engage undergraduate students.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and the promise of scholarly and pedagogical excellence in a liberal arts and sciences setting.  The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in evolution, sustainability, ecological modeling, or their area of specialization, in addition to general biology courses. Additional expectations include establishing a productive research program in their area of expertise, seeking external funding for research, and contributing to the broader Biology curriculum.  Successful candidates will help sustain the University's emphasis on student-faculty scholarship collaboration.  

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial), statement of teaching interests and philosophy, research plan, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) statement, and three letters of reference.   Application materials should be addressed to:

Dr. Sherri Morris, Chair, Biology Department

Bradley University

1501 W. Bradley Ave.

Peoria, IL, 61625

All application documents should be emailed as a single PDF to

Applications received by March 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Visa sponsorship for this position is available upon request.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Additional information regarding this position may be obtained from the Search Committee Chair at .

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university.  Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Bradley University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer.  The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.  This position is pending final budgetary approval.