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Assistant Professor of Biology – Molecular Biologist

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
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Colby College - Waterville, ME

The Department of Biology at Colby College is seeking a Molecular Biologist to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology to begin September 1, 2022.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. and Postdoctoral experience is desirable. A strong commitment to undergraduate education is expected.  We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Teaching involves the equivalent of 4.5 courses per year, with laboratories constituting a portion of that load.  The teaching responsibilities will include Molecular Biology, Genetics, and an advanced course in the candidate’s field of expertise.  In some years, teaching duties may include a 100-level Introductory Biology course and a Seminar for seniors.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program that includes supervision and mentoring of undergraduates.  Our facilities are well-suited for work with non-mammalian model organisms and cell culture.  Active affiliations with the Jackson Laboratory, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences provide potential for collaborative research opportunities.  An attractive startup package is available.  Female candidates will be considered for a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, which includes dedicated annual research funds and salaries for undergraduate research assistants.


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of three referees, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, a statement describing the candidate’s potential contributions to Colby's institutional commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy (limited to one page), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a representative sample of recently published work on Interfolio: Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how Covid 19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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