Assistant Professor of Biology-Molecular Ecologist/Ecological Geneticist, Tenure Track
- - Natural Sciences Collegium
- St. Petersburg, FL, USA
- Full Time
Tenure Track Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Biology
Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2019. We seek a Molecular Ecologist/Ecological Geneticist, who uses molecular/genetic techniques on animals to explore questions in ecology, including, but not limited to phenotypic plasticity, community ecology, molecular adaptations, population biology, landscape genomics, reproductive strategies, or conservation genetics. We seek a broadly trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and training them in a program of research and publication. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is required, preferably with postdoctoral research and teaching experience.
The college is situated on a 188 acres waterfront campus on Tampa Bay, allowing direct access to an extraordinary diversity of terrestrial, marine and freshwater species. The James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences houses the Biology and Chemistry departments and features the latest in laboratory instrumentation. Eckerd College is part of a large scientific research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The candidate will teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including Principles of Ecology, Genetics & Molecular Biology and our first-year introductory course on Ecology, Evolution, & Diversity. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an upper-level course in their area of expertise.
Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications must be complete by October 12, 2018. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Liza Conrad (email@example.com). EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.
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