Assistant Professor of Biology

September 17 2013
November 12 2013
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Biology beginning Fall 2014. Candidates should be committed to excellent teaching and to developing a productive, externally funded research program involving undergraduates. The ideal candidate will have interests in the interaction between plants and other taxa such as bacteria or fungi. Regardless of the level of biological organization at which they work (from genomics to physiology to ecology), it is important the candidate be broadly trained, with a whole organism, field-oriented perspective. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate will teach five semester-long lecture or lab courses each academic year. These courses will include plant biology and one or more upper division courses in fields related to their specialty, participation in the core biology course, Investigations in Ecology and Environmental Science, and contributions to the College’s general education program. Our nationally recognized Biology Dept. enjoys a warm, collegial atmosphere, and has a strong commitment to student learning and involvement in our active, externally funded research programs. For more information about the Department visit: The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See

A complete application must include (1) letter of application that clearly addresses how the candidate’s teaching/research interests and experiences would contribute to the Biology Department’s program and how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) description of teaching experience, interests and philosophy; (4) description of research plans; (5) representative reprints; (6) graduate transcripts, and (7) three letters of recommendation (uploaded via Interfolio separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio (; click on “apply” to create a free account). Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position. Address questions about the position or the application process to Prof. Greta Binford, Chair of the Search Committee, at or