Integrative Organismal Physiologist, Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
College of Wooster

Integrative Organismal Physiologist, Assistant Professor, Tenure-track. Starting in August 2018. Primary responsibilities will be to teach upper-level courses in organismal physiology, contribute to introductory and intermediate courses in the Biology major, participate in the College's First-Year seminar in critical inquiry, and mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. Ability to teach a sophomore-level course in statistics and experimental design is a plus. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience preferred. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, and three letters of reference to apply.interfolio.com/44619. Your cover letter should address your ability to work effectively with a student population having diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Rick Lehtinen ([email protected]). Application deadline is October 9, 2017 for full consideration.

Teaching Expectations:
Teaching responsibilities include introductory and intermediate courses in the Biology major as well as upper level electives in the candidate's area of expertise. Additionally, participation in the College's First-Year seminar program and mentoring undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program are expected. The typical teaching load at The College of Wooster is 4 to 5 courses per year – depending on the sizes of the classes, number of contact hours, labs, and other factors. See the Biology Department website for specific course information.

Research Expectations:
The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program that purposely involves undergraduate students and results in scholarly publications.  The College of Wooster supports faculty research with competitive start-up funds, extensive student research programs, faculty research and travel funds, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.  The Department will be housed in the Williams Hall of Life Science, which is currently being constructed and is scheduled to open in fall of 2018.  The Department of Biology also contributes to the Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Program in Neuroscience and the Program in Environmental Studies. Applications from candidates that could contribute to one or more of these programs are welcomed.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drugfree workplace.