Assistant Professor of Biology - Developmental Biologist

Location
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts (US)
Salary
Salary commensurate with skills and qualifications
Posted
August 04 2017
Ref
KAR717
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

AMHERST COLLEGE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Developmental Biologist

The Department of Biology at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of developmental biology.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. 

The successful candidate will mount an active research program that involves undergraduate students.  Start-up funding and other forms of institutional support are available.  Teaching duties include a lecture course with laboratory in developmental biology and regular rotation through a cell biology course with laboratory or a team-taught introductory course in molecular and cellular biology.  A completed Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral experience is expected.

Candidates should apply electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/42509 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled. 

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Karen Racz, Academic Department Coordinator of Biology (kracz@amherst.edu; 413-542-2097).  For information about Amherst’s Biology department, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/Biology.  Amherst College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply.  The college is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.  

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.