Organismal Biologist

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Department: Biology Department

Job Summary and Requirements: Assistant Professor: The Department of Biology at Denison University invites applications from broadly-trained biologists for a tenure-track position beginning fall 2019. A PhD in biology or related field is required (by the first day of appointment); a strong potential for excellence in teaching and for a productive research program is essential. The Biology Department values the active engagement of undergraduate students in research. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in Multicellular Life (BIOL 220), an upper-level elective that would focus on the diversity of a particular taxonomic group (e.g., Biology of Insects, Biology of Fungi, etc), an additional upper-level elective course within organismal biology, and the potential to occasionally teach another introductory core course. The teaching load is 3 courses per year (each course with lab component). Although the candidate's research specialty is unrestricted, we expect that the successful applicant will integrate field-based research as a component of their scholarly agenda. Please visit for a description of our program, and for further information on the position. Upon hiring, the successful candidate for review and promotion displays excellent teaching, maintains a productive, ongoing research program, and actively contributes to activities outside of the classroom and laboratory at the level of the department, institution, and/or larger communities of interest. Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

Contact Name: McCall, Andrew

Contact Phone: 740-587-8554

Contact Email: [email protected]

Special Intructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit electronic application materials on-line at including: a cover letter addressing the candidate's motivation and potential that will enable them to successfully contribute to the high standards of teaching, scholarship, and service that are expected of Denison faculty; separate statements addressing the candidate's: 1) teaching philosophy including ability to contribute to our curriculum, 2) research interests and plans for research at Denison, and 3) potential to foster and support diversity among our students (inside and outside of the classroom), faculty, and community; curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts (graduate and undergraduate); and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin October 01, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 8/4/2018
Application Due: 10/31/2018
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