Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology:  genetics and molecular or cellular

 Full time.  Tenure Track.  Fall 2015.

Invitation:  The successful candidate will join a department with:

  • Over one hundred biology majors
  • Motivated students, many with an interest in pre-health fields of studies
  • High quality instrumentation such as capillary genetic analyzer, spectrophotometers (UV-Vis, IR, fluorescence), fluorescence microscope, HPLC and ion chromatographs, GC-mass spectrometer, NMR, micro-calorimeter and PCR and electrophoresis equipment
  • The opportunity to participate in the Houghton College Summer Research Institute
  • A location in scenic Western New York (Buffalo-Rochester) within 90 minutes of more than 10 state and private colleges, the Finger Lakes region and Niagara Falls

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach genetics, core curriculum biology classes for majors and non-majors, and play a major role in the enhancement of the current biochemistry major. Development of a collaborative research program in genetics, molecular, or cellular biology at the undergraduate level is required. Start-up funds for research are available. 

 Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in biology is required.  Additional qualities for this position include: commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mature Christian faith, strong communication skills, capacity to work with colleagues, and ability to mentor students. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Houghton College is a nationally ranked liberal arts and sciences institution by U.S. News and World Report.  For more information visit

 Salary and academic rank are based on qualifications.

To apply:  
1)  Visit Faculty Openings page and follow Procedure for Applicants.
2)  Send an outline of undergraduate research plan to
3)  Please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to

Applications will not be considered complete until all requested documents are submitted.
Questions about this specific opening should be directed to Aaron Sullivan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology, at