The Department of Biology at Millikin University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biology to commence on August 1, 2021.

A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline conferred before August 2021 is required for a tenure-track position. Candidates must have expertise in plant biology, which could include plant ecology, plant systematics, plant physiology, or an applied field such as crop science. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. This position carries a full-time teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester. Expected courses for this position include Plant Biology for majors, introductory Ecology and Evolution for majors, and non-majors courses that meet the university natural science with a lab general education requirement. There are also opportunities to develop travel courses should applicants be interested in such course delivery methods. The successful applicant must maintain a program of active scholarship and supervise research projects by undergraduate students. Other duties include advising students and university service.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation  Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Millikin’s Department of Biology offers majors in Biology, Biology:Allied-Health, Biology: Molecular & Cellular, Biology education (secondary certification), as well as dual-degree partnerships in Bioengineering. The Department has approximately 110 students majoring across our offerings. The Department teaches many courses in support of the University's general education program. Information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at the website:  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching dossier or equivalent documentation that outlines their teaching experience and effectiveness, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent. Application review will begin February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Travis Wilcoxen at  Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.