Assistant Professor of Biology - Anatomy and Physiology

Posted: 11/13/2023

Faculty Position Vacancy
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran 
Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 
academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The 
college is located in Waverly, Iowa, a growing community of more than 10,000 residents. As part of 
the Cedar Valley metro area (near Waterloo and Cedar Falls), Waverly has an abundance of cultural, 
musical, and recreational opportunities. Major Midwest metropolitan areas within driving distance 
include Des Moines, Iowa (2.5 hours); Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (3 hours); Madison, Wis. (3.5 
hours); Rochester, Minn. (2 hours); Chicago (5 hours); and Omaha, Neb. (4 hours). The Wartburg 
Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that 
recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative 
action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of 
underrepresented groups.

POSITION:                     Assistant Professor of Biology

TITLE:                             Assistant, Tenure Track

START DATE:                August 2024

TIMELINE:                     Screening of applications begins November 10, 2023 and continues until 
the position is filled.

Successful candidates will provide evidence of the following qualifications:
•    PhD or ABD in Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, or related disciplines
•    Potential for successful and innovative college-level teaching
•    Plans for collaborative student-faculty research
•    Commitment to inclusive communities
•    Experience teaching college-level Anatomy and Physiology
•    Cadaver dissection experience and/or willingness to engage in cadaver dissection
•    Experience with pre-health advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students.
•    Expertise that complements current faculty

Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, 
and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to support 
the College’s mission and contribute to the strategic plan.

The successful candidate will fulfill the duties of tenure track faculty to include:
1.   teaching upper-level majors' Anatomy and Physiology, contributing to a team-taught 
introductory biology course, and teaching courses within the general education plan
2.   conducting collaborative student-faculty research
3.   academic advising for students within the department
4.   service to the college

Send resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. In the application letter, please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Samantha 
Larimer Bousquet, Chair of the search committee ( For further 
information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about Biology, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.
WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for 
community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College 
actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented ethnic and minority groups.


Type of Employment: Full-Time

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