Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Faculty, Anatomy and Physiology

Job Locations US-MN-Winona
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/17/2023 10:24 AM)
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Overview and Responsibilities

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is seeking a Faculty member in Biology who is eager to contribute to its Lasallian Catholic mission of awakening, nurturing, and empowering learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. We invite individuals to help transform lives through education, inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition’s quest to understand the human experience through faith and reason and its embrace of all who are dedicated to learning from one another through authentic conversations in search of the truth. We are especially interested in and give preference to candidates who demonstrate a vision to create and nurture initiatives that will advance our mission within the scope of their duties and who will foster a culture of dialogue that, with respect for all people, supports the search for meaning and purpose in pursuit of excellence.

This full-time term faculty position in the department of Biology will start in August of 2024 on our Winona campus. This individual will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the university, including teaching undergraduate biology courses and labs such as General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology for the nursing program and/or upper division course in Exercise Physiology. Additionally, the individual will contribute to student advising, service on departmental committees; and engage in research appropriate for undergraduates. At Saint Mary’s the standard teaching load is 22-24 credit hours per contract year, and this individual will be expected to teach this load covering foundational and upper-level areas of undergraduate biology lecture and lab courses, as well as appropriate courses in the Saint Mary's University general education program.


Essential Skills and Abilities

Applicants with a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a Physiology or Anatomy related program earned by August 19, 2024 are strongly preferred. Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach Anatomy and Physiology I and II for the nursing program and have a broad Biology background to be capable of teaching courses in our General Biology series. Additional expertise in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or similar exercise science fields is preferred but not required.

The candidate will be expected to actively mentor students in research that culminates in a student thesis. The Biology Department at Saint Mary's is seeking a colleague who is interested in collaboration and will provide students a hands-on learning environment that empowers students to chart their own path to a career. All majors in the biology department conduct their own, authentic, ethical, independent research projects. Our faculty are experts in both biological research and undergraduate instruction so students receive high-quality teaching, direct interaction with instructors and quality research mentorship.


The successful candidate will have the following credentials and experience:

  • A doctoral degree (preferred) or terminal degree in a Physiology or Anatomy related discipline.
  • Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology.
  • Active engagement in research amenable toward mentoring undergraduates and potential for leading to extramural funding and co-publication with students.

Application Requirements

Apply online at  and include the following documents: (1) letter of application (cover letter), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference (sent to, (4) written statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) written statement of research interests. Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr. Debra Martin, Search Committee Chair, []. Review of completed applications will start January 15, 2024.


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise in diverse scholarly and pedagogical approaches and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.


Saint Mary’s offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement pension plan, and both undergraduate and graduate tuition remission plans.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.


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