Assistant Professor of Biology

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (tenure-track), Wells College, Aurora, NY beginning August 16, 2021. 

We seek a versatile colleague who has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and can teach undergraduate anatomy and physiology, vertebrate zoology, introductory organismal biology, capstone courses in the biological and chemical sciences, and other courses. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate research, and advise and mentor students in Biology and Health Sciences.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students. 

Required Qualifications: 

•    Ph.D. in biology or related field

•    Relevant teaching experience

•    Experience conducting research with undergraduates

•    Record of publication and scholarship

Preferred Qualifications: 

•    Experience advising and mentoring undergraduates from diverse groups

Applications should be submitted online in PDF at and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by May 15th will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 7/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time