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Assistant Professor, Biotechnology

Babson College

Babson Park, MA
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Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biomedical, Biotechnology,

Job Description

The Mathematics and Science Division of Babson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biotechnology (with a health sciences focus) starting September 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in a biotechnology related field, an outstanding teaching record, an enthusiasm for developing and delivering innovative science courses for undergraduate business students, and an interest in and comfort with teaching interdisciplinary courses drawing from a broad range of science disciplines. The candidate must have an active research agenda and effectively demonstrate that it can be carried out within Babson's existing laboratory facilities or through cooperation with other laboratories. Babson encourages and supports collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research. In addition the applicant must have strong personal communication skills and exhibit a desire to engage with the Babson community to provide both divisional and college-wide service.

Initial primary teaching responsibilities include the pre-existing, foundational Biotechnology course, along with developing an upper level elective course in the area of the candidate's expertise. Please see: for information on our current NST and SCN courses. The anticipated initial teaching load is four sections per academic year. Electronic applications should be submitted through Paper applications will not be accepted. Please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions for possible new elective courses, (4) a 1-2 page research plan including any specific equipment needs, and (5) a list of three contact references.

For full consideration materials should be submitted by November 15, 2014. We may continue to review materials submitted after this time until the position is filled.


We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.

College-wide Faculty Requirements:
We are looking for an accomplished teacher/scholar who:
. Is passionate about teaching and who has a proven track record of teaching excellence and innovative curriculum development
. Brings depth in scholarly or practical expertise that will add to the intellectual community of the College.
. Is a team player, willing to lead and collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines to design and teach courses in an integrated, cross-disciplinary context.
. Is curious about and comfortable with technology and the possibility of teaching in a blended/online environment.
. Has the ability to navigate and embrace complexity, ambiguity, and change.
. Is experienced in teaching, service, and scholarship in ways that will enhance the college's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
. Will be a fun, engaging, helpful colleague who is committed to the success of Babson College.

Babson College, located 14 miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson's dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students gain multidimensional abilities and can make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world.
Babson has nearly 2,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 1,300 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 57 countries. Non-U.S. student comprise more than 20% of undergraduate students and more than 40% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide.

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