Professor of Biology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)

Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Biology starting in July 2025. We seek a broadly trained biologist with expertise in microbiology at the levels of genetics, cells, or microbiome. To complement current faculty expertise, we seek candidates whose research focuses on bacteria, archaea, viruses, or environmental eukaryotic microbes. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching with strong academic support, inclusive course experiences, and effective mentoring for our diverse student population. Teaching expectations are 5 courses per year, including introductory biology as well as existing and/or new courses at the upper level (e.g. Microbiology or Microbial Diversity). Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship within and outside the sciences. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has potential to attract extramural funding. Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree; post-doctoral experience is preferred. We encourage applications from all groups historically underrepresented in the sciences.