Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Molecular Ecology

Location
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
August 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2018. We seek a broadly trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and training them in a significant program of research and publication. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or similar program is required, preferably with postdoctoral research and teaching experience. We are seeking an applicant who conducts ecological research utilizing cutting-edge molecular techniques.

Teaching responsibilities consist of seven course equivalents per academic year (3-1-3) to include varying combinations of our two first-year introductory courses (Cells & Genes and Ecology, Evolution, & Diversity), Genetics & Molecular Biology, and Principles of Ecology. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop upper-level courses in their area of expertise. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program.

Eckerd College is an outstanding college of the liberal arts and sciences with an enrollment of approximately 1850 students. It is the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida and has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. The college is situated on a 108-ha waterfront campus on Tampa Bay, allowing direct access to an extraordinary diversity of terrestrial, marine and freshwater species. The James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences, housing the biology and chemistry departments, features the latest in laboratory instrumentation. Eckerd College is part of a large research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Submit letter of application, vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, description of research plans, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Application must be complete by October 13, 2017. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Shannon Gowans (gowanss@eckerd.edu). Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.