The Biology Department at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in biology to begin Fall 2013; we are willing to consider an appointment at a higher rank for candidates with appropriate experience. Candidates should be committed to excellent teaching and to developing a productive, externally funded research program involving undergraduates. Importantly, we seek a colleague with the experience to help us enhance our commitment to provide all students, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups, with outstanding teaching and mentoring. We invite applications from candidates who can help us achieve this goal, especially those with expertise in any of these areas: genomics, bioinformatics, immunology, physiology, endocrinology, developmental or cell/molecular biology. The successful candidate will teach five semester-long lecture or lab courses each academic year. These courses will include one or more upper division courses in fields related to their specialty, participation in introductory biology, and contributions to the College’s general education program. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. The College currently lacks PHS certification for the care and use of mammals in research, so candidates who study microbes, plants, or non-mammalian animals are preferred.
Please submit application materials via Interfolio (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/14070;  click on “apply” to create a free account). Materials should include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; description of research plans; description of teaching/mentoring experience, interests and philosophy; graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine); names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation; and representative reprints. Letters of application should very clearly address: 1) how the candidate is qualified to help attract, retain, and mentor students from traditionally underrepresented groups; 2) how the candidate’s teaching/research interests and experiences would contribute to the Biology Department’s program; and 3) how the candidate would contribute to the College’s commitment to cultivate diversity in the learning community. Recommenders will submit their letters via Interfolio. We encourage candidates to submit their applications, including letters of recommendation, by November 26, 2012; however, we will continue accepting applications beyond this date, until the position is filled. The College conducts background checks on finalists for all positions.
Lewis & Clark College is a private, HHMI-funded liberal arts college of 1900 undergraduates in Portland, Oregon. The College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html ) Our nationally-recognized Biology Dept. enjoys a warm, collegial atmosphere, and has a strong commitment to student learning and involvement in our active, externally-funded research programs. For more information about the Department visit: http://www.lclark.edu/dept/biology/ . Address questions about the position or the application process to Prof. Paulette Bierzychudek, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org  or email@example.com .