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The Biology Department at Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology with a focus on Genetics and Cellular Biology starting August 2023. The successful candidate is expected to advance the recruitment, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students in the biology program through the support of existing courses and the development of courses that integrate modern best practices in inclusive learning and active pedagogy, with a commitment to the collegial and vibrant atmosphere of the department.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be courses in genetics and introductory biology, and mentoring undergraduate research in your area of expertise. Contributions to teaching and the development of new courses in the biology and general education curriculums are also of interest.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

The Carthage Biology Department is housed in a recently expanded and renovated science center that includes more than $1.5 million in instrument and equipment investments. The College offers small class sizes and the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates in both the classroom and laboratory.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, research statement, DEI statement and the names and contact information of three professional references at the link below.

For best consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2022. Additional questions about this position can be directed to:

Dr. Angela Dassow,


Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is committed to building a rich and diverse community. Through Carthage’s regional partnership in Moon Shot for Equity and actions guided by our Anti-Racism Plan of Action and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, we strive to increase access to higher education. Carthage is committed to the education of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Carthage is an equal opportunity employer.