A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences


One year Interim position.  Academic Year 2012-2013.  

The successful candidate will join a department with:

  • Over one hundred biology majors
  • High-quality students, the majority of whom come to Houghton to pursue pre-medical and other pre-health profession majors
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • High quality biological and chemical instrumentation including a capillary genetic analyzer, spectrophotometers (UV-Vis, IR, fluorescence), HPLC and Ion Chromatographs, GC-Mass Spectrometer, micro-calorimeter and routine 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:  Teach Genetics and/or Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as one or more core curriculum biology classes for majors and non-majors, such as Fundamentals of Biology or General Biology.  

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Biology preferred, although other degree candidates with particularly pertinent training will be considered.  

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, a mature Christian faith, strong communication skills, and an ability to advise students are important qualities for this position.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  Houghton College is a U.S. News and World Report nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts and sciences institution.  For more information about Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu.

Rank and salary:  commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. 

Applications:  Visit www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings/and follow the Procedure for Applicants to submit completed application.  Please send current CV, full contact information for three references to facultyapplications@houghton.edu

For technical questions related to this position, please contact Keith Horn, Associate Dean of Natural Science and Math at keith.horn@houghton.edu.