Assistant Professor - Biology (Ecology/Evolutionary Biology of Disease)

Claremont, California
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The W.M Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position in the ecology/evolutionary biology of disease at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 2018. The department houses the biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science faculty for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, and offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in both natural and physical sciences. Many of our faculty participate in collaborative research projects, both within the department and with research groups at nearby institutions. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and development of a vibrant research program that engages undergraduate students. We especially seek candidates whose work on disease is cross-­disciplinary within the sciences and speaks to students with diverse interests, including the environment and human health. Of particular interest are candidates who could offer courses on the mathematical modeling, ecology and/or evolution of infectious disease, disease and the environment, and/or emerging diseases. Teaching opportunities will include introductory courses in a core discipline (biology or environmental science), as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A Ph.D., postdoctoral experience and a record of scholarly publication are required.

Please apply online at Upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of your proposed approach to teaching science in a liberal arts setting, a statement (of no more than 1 page) describing your approach and experience in mentoring diverse student populations, a description of your proposed research, and the names and email addresses of three references. Inquiries regarding the position may be emailed to Professor Diane Thomson at Additional information about the department may be found at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.


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