Assistant Professor (Computational/Mathematical Biology)
Department of Biology, Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2013. We are seeking candidates with research expertise in the broad area of quantitative biology, and who have a range of interests in biology, including integrating computational and/or mathematical approaches in the life sciences. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not restricted to, systems biology, computational biology, mathematical modeling, synthetic biology, landscape ecology, climate-change biology and other fields that use modern quantitative approaches in biology.
We seek candidates who have a significant interest in education and are dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in teaching our mathematical and computational biology major (including introductory biology and computational science, non-majors electives, and advanced courses appropriate to the person’s expertise). The successful candidate will develop a vigorous independent, externally funded research program that will involve undergraduate students and will complement existing faculty research areas (http://www.hmc.edu/bio).
Harvey Mudd College is a small and highly selective private undergraduate college of science, mathematics, and engineering. In their first two years, all Harvey Mudd students complete a core curriculum comprising courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics, as well as the humanities, social sciences and arts. Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont University Consortium (http://www.claremont.edu), which includes four other undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. Claremont is about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a 2-page statement of externally-fundable research plans as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1588. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2012. For further information contact: Associate Professor Robert A. Drewell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.