Assistant Professor - Microbiology
The Department of Biology at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Microbiology to begin in August of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Candidates must have a Ph.D., research experience in microbiology, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Laboratory start-up funds will be provided to support the expected development of a productive research program. The teaching responsibility of five courses per year (labs are counted as a full course) will normally include Microbiology and Microbiology Laboratory for Biology majors, plus participation in the introductory biology course covering cellular and molecular biology. Other teaching opportunities may include Senior Seminar, a course for non-science majors, or an additional course in the candidate's area of specialty. Rhodes' location provides opportunities for research collaboration with investigators at several institutions, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Zoo, and the Wolf River Conservancy. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary programs of the College, and we encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city)Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) copy of graduate transcript, 4) the names and contact information for three references; 5) a statement of teaching philosophy, 6) a research plan, and 7) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin October 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.