Assistant Professor of Biology: Organismal Biology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Swarthmore College

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in organismal biology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2018. Applicants should have a PhD and post- doctoral experience. The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and have an active research program in the laboratory and/or field that can effectively engage motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in aquatic biology, animal physiology, or neurobiology to apply.

Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, an intermediate level course focused on an area of organismal biology that includes laboratory and/or fieldwork, and an advanced seminar with research projects in an area of the applicant’s interest. Participation in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience and/or Environmental Studies programs is desirable. The College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators and a generous sabbatical policy (

Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and just 20 miles from Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutionnal commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see

All application materials should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online ( by December 4, 2017. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at ([email protected]).