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The Biology Department at Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus in Genetics to begin August 2023. We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar to join our community. Ideal candidates will share our passion for teaching and inspiring students through the development and delivery of high-impact learning experiences.

Biology at Carthage values active learning and hands-on problem-solving. Our students develop their skills and attitudes through practicing science alongside their professors in and out of the classroom. Biology is part of a vibrant STEM community that embodies Carthage College’s mission: Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service – Together. Our programs are rooted in the liberal arts, designed to emphasize student self-discovery and exploration and provide opportunities to grow in all facets of life. Biology students prepare for futures including professional healthcare and medicine, academic and industrial research, and graduate study in fields ranging from conservation to molecular genetics to paleontology.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the teaching and advising needs of the undergraduate program as well as to engage undergraduate students in a collaborative, externally-funded scholarship. Ideal candidates will have a passion for teaching and inspiring students in the classroom and through research mentoring; an eagerness to employ modern best practices in inclusive learning and active pedagogy; and a strong commitment to the collegial and vibrant atmosphere of the department, the science division, and the college.

Minimum Qualifications:

- PhD in Biology (or related) with expertise and research experience in genetics.

- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and education.

- Demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

- Of particular interest is experience in genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, or biomedical engineering.


- Primary teaching responsibilities include the biology major core courses in genetics (with laboratories); participation in introductory biology (with laboratories – Phage Hunters), and the development of upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise to serve biology and related majors.

- The development of an active research program with undergraduates and the pursuit of external funding.

- Future development and teaching of innovative courses that contribute to other STEM and/or the general education curriculum.

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. We are part of the Mid states Consortium for Math & Science, which offers our faculty opportunities to participate in career-development workshops and conferences for student research and networking.

How to Apply

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


Additional questions about this position can be directed to:

Dr. Angela Dassow,

For best consideration, applications should be received by March 15, 2023.


About Carthage

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 an equal opportunity institution that encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The Carthage community, including candidates for employment or admissions and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from subjection to harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight.