Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology to begin July 1, 2018 with a specialization in molecular biology. Course load could include Advanced Molecular Genetics, Developmental Biology, Vertebrate Physiology, and/or Anatomy & Physiology. The successful candidate will initiate an undergraduate research program in molecular biology in addition to leading the college’s pre-health program.


We seek colleagues with exceptional teaching skills, a commitment to mentoring students via an undergraduate research program. The Biology Department at Goshen College has a very strong record of success among graduates who apply to advanced programs including medical school and other professional programs. Facilities include excellent on-campus laboratories for teaching and research, a marine biology station in the Florida Keys, and the 1,189 acre Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (or related field) is required; college level teaching experience preferred; interest in teaching in a small, liberal arts college and strong interest in undergraduate research is required; we seek a colleague who is committed to the core values and mission of Goshen College. Because Goshen College is working toward becoming a Hispanic-serving Institution (HIS), proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life.  Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens.  The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, centrally located within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths and affordable housing prices.

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  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • 1-page Philosophy of Teaching
  • 1-page Description of Research Program

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted above, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to

The position will remain open until filled, with applications reviewed as received.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Sonia Williams

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111