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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences-Genomics

Employer
Smith College
Location
Northampton, MA

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Institution Type
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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences-Genomics

Location:
Northampton, MA
Open Date:
Sep 6, 2022
Close Date:
Nov 2, 2022
Description:

Smith College is seeking a biologist with expertise in genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning July 1, 2023.

A strong background in the generation and analysis of genetic and genomic data, a PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential; postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include rotating participation in our core courses (most commonly in our 200-level courses in genetics), a 300-level course and associated laboratory in genomics, and an advanced seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. The chosen candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an active research program that incorporates undergraduate researchers.  We are hoping to attract applicants whose research interests complement and broaden the existing expertise in our department. We welcome applicants working in any system (model or non-model) whose research uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches in pursuit of basic or applied questions in genomics.

State-of-the-art resources at Smith include the Centers for Molecular Biology, for Microscopy & Imaging, for Proteomics  and for Design and Fabrication, as well as the Botanic Garden, an accredited animal care facility including an extensive zebrafish breeding facility, and a high performance computing center. The new faculty member will have opportunities to collaborate with Smith College's programs in Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Neuroscience, and Statistics & Data Sciences. In addition, the Five College Consortium (comprising Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as opportunities for collaborative research and mentoring of doctoral students.  

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We expect candidates to be active participants and allies in pursuit of these goals. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status. Smith College is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, candidates from traditionally excluded groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 


Application Instructions:

Submit application at  http://apply.interfolio.com/113025.  Applications consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a diversity statement addressing commitment to enhancing access and inclusion, and the names and contact information of three potential sources willing to submit confidential letters of recommendation on the candidate’s behalf.  Please direct any questions about the position or the application process to Prof. Robert Dorit ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is successfully filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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