Assistant Professor of Biology: Organismal Biology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
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 (www.swarthmore.edu/provosts-office/sabbatical-support).

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 www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-n....

All application materials should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10405) by December 4, 2017. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at ([email protected]).