Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology (Fern Ecology and Ecophysiology)

Hamilton, New York
Mar 17, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Watkins Lab in the Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year visiting teaching post-doctoral position in fern ecology and ecophysiology, beginning fall semester 2017. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in 1) the identification and cultivation of ferns, 2) understanding fern field ecology, especially gametophyte biology  and 3) field and experimental ecophysiology (especially chlorophyll fluorescence), and advanced statistics.  The successful candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching and research in the liberal arts setting. The candidate will be expected to teach two classes per year for two years, most likely in a foundations course called Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity and in elective courses in their area of expertise. The candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to Colgate’s liberal arts core curriculum by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. A Ph.D. in an ecology-related field and previous postdoctoral experience is required. An application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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