Assistant Professor in Neurobiology or Animal Physiology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Swarthmore College

The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in either neurobiology or animal physiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and post-doctoral experience. The strongest candidates will be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college and will be prepared to contribute to an integrative Biology curriculum. In addition, the Biology Department faculty and their courses support an interdisciplinary Neuroscience major as well as majors in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, active research program that can effectively engage motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, an intermediate level course in either animal physiology or neurobiology that includes laboratory and/or fieldwork, and an advanced seminar with research projects in an area of the applicant’s interest. 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 suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional 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

Submit a cover letter, a CV, the names of three references, and statements of teaching and research interests through All application materials should be submitted by October 1st, 2018. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at [email protected].