Assistant or Associate Professor- Evolutionary Biology

Beloit, Rock County
Aug 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Beloit College seeks an excellent teacher and productive researcher to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning with the 2015–16 academic year. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology or a related field with a focus in one or more of the following: evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolutionary developmental biology, or other relevant area. Teaching duties will include an annual intermediate course in evolution required for biology majors, an introductory biology course for biology majors and non-majors, other advanced courses in evolutionary biology, and, occasionally, an intermediate genetics course required for biology and biochemistry majors. The successful candidate will also develop a research program that engages undergraduates, contribute to all-college programs such as first- and second-year seminars, interdisciplinary studies, and international education, and serve in leadership roles in campus governance. We welcome applications from candidates with laboratory, field, and/or computational interests. We especially seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with ethnically, culturally, and/or socio-economically diverse populations of students. This position is an excellent opportunity to teach in a department nationally known for innovative pedagogy with a long track record of successfully mentoring young faculty members.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with students from 48 states and nearly 40 countries. 18% of our 1250 students and 15% of our 110 full-time faculty members are domestic persons of color. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives and among the Great Colleges to Work For, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee at

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Center for the Sciences Academic Program Coordinator at  To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by Oct. 10, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  AA/EEO Employer.

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