R2401-Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
The Bates College Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Plant Organismal Biology, beginning 1 August 2014. Ph.D. required by start date, postdoctoral experience preferred.
The successful applicant’s teaching will include rotation through our core course in Organismal Biology (Biology 190); electives that serve our major, related fields of study, and general education requirements; and thesis supervision. Bates has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies. We therefore seek candidates who can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs, particularly Biological Chemistry and/or Environmental Studies. The specific research area within plant organismal biology is open, but we expect the candidate to be conversant about whole organisms, even if the research is physiological or molecular in nature. We welcome an applied focus, with relevance to areas such as agriculture, biofuels, or ethnobotany.
Bates and the Biology Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further this goal.
Review of applications begins 7 October 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and statements on teaching and research, including plans for involving undergraduates in a research program. Please also arrange for the email submission of three letters of recommendation, in PDF format. All materials should be sent to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include in the subject line your last name and Biology R2401. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.