The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2013. We seek a broadly-trained scientist who studies neurons at the cellular level and incorporates techniques such as optogenetics and electrophysiology in their research program. The candidate is expected to develop a research program that attracts extramural funding and involves undergraduates. Start-up funds and internal funding for research are available. Normally, faculty members teach one course and two laboratory sections (or the equivalent) each semester. The candidate is expected to teach an animal physiology course, upper-level courses in the applicant’s specialty and introductory courses within the Biology Department and the Neuroscience Program.
A Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a strong research record are required. We anticipate an appointment at the beginning assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Applicants should submit curriculum vita, brief statements of teaching and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by November 2, 2012, to: email@example.com, care of Steven Swoap, Chair, Department of Biology,
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