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Assistant Professor of Biology (Animal Physiology)

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Biology (Animal Physiology)

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 30, 2021

The Biology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of animal physiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. Ph.D. and teaching experience required; post-doctoral research preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The successful applicant will teach a lab course in vertebrate physiology, a course in a related sub-discipline (e.g. immunology, endocrinology), participate in our introductory biology program, and supervise senior thesis research. In particular, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to our college's interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience and who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. An ongoing research program involving undergraduates is expected. Research support includes start-up funds, a research laboratory, a vivarium, annual conference travel, a generous sabbatical leave program, and departmental facilities for tissue culture and imaging with confocal and scanning electron microscopes in the modern Taylor Science Center.

Please include a statement in your cover letter that addresses the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, a two-page research statement, and contact information for three references via Interfolio at Questions may be directed to Wei-Jen Chang, Chair, Biology Department, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1292 ([email protected]). Review of application materials will begin October 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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