Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track FLSA Exempt Primary Responsibilities

The Biology Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure- track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 15, 2019.

We are interested in hiring a broadly trained biologist to work with a dynamic team of staff to teach the fall and spring semesters of General Biology. General Biology is our two-semester introductory course sequence for all majors and covers topics in Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Diversity, Conservation Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology. In addition, the successful candidate will either develop or contribute to the teaching of two upper-level courses for majors in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates may have a background in any area of biology including, but not limited to, evolutionary biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or molecular ecology.

Preference will be given to candidates with proven success in incorporating a variety of teaching techniques that engage lecture sections of 100-150 students, and who are sensitive to teaching first year students from a diversity of educational backgrounds. The candidate is expected to set up a vibrant research program that involves undergraduate students.

The Biology Department at St. Lawrence University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. We ask that your one-page diversity statement address how your teaching, scholarship and/or community service could support our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the context of a liberal arts education.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biology is required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-Doctoral teaching and research experience is preferred.

Faculty Status Tenure Track Appointment Timing Full Year Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FA00115 Desired Start Date 08/15/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, statement of research interests, and a diversity statement. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.

Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference].

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2018. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Aswini Pai at [email protected]

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes Minimum Requests 3 Maximum Requests 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document




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Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 3/29/2019
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