Assistant Professor of Biology (Integrative Organismal Physiologist) - Tenure Track

The Department of Biology at The College of Wooster is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology to begin 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, diversity statement, and three letters of reference to Interfolio. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.  Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Rick Lehtinen ( Application deadline is October 9, 2017 for full consideration.

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.

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.

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Posted September 11, 2017

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