Assistant Professor of Biology

Middlebury, Vermont
August 07 2017
Organization Type
Job Type

PLANT FIELD BIOLOGIST AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus in plant field biology, beginning in fall 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience or its equivalent as well as demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach at the introductory level (ecology and evolution), upper level plant biology, biological statistics and experimental design, and an upper level discipline-specific course. The candidate will also occasionally contribute to Middlebury’s First Year Seminar Program and Winter Term course offerings. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program in a supportive, research-active environment. Evidence of enthusiasm for evidence-based pedagogy, mentorin, and advising a diverse population of students is essential.


Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Through Interfolio, submit a letter of application addressed to Dr. Sallie Sheldon, Plant Biologist Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, sample of scholarly work, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability.  More information is available at and  Applications for this position will be accepted starting on August 7, 2017, and all application materials must be received by October 6, 2017.


Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Information on our background check policy can be found here: