Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Commesurate with Experience, Full benefits package
August 18 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Genetics at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR to start in July, 2018.

We seek a broadly trained molecular geneticist with expertise in bioinformatics and/or systems-level computational analysis who is strongly committed to excellence in both teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts college environment. The position is open to any area of molecular genetics, however, we are particularly interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty.

In addition to teaching in our introductory cell biology and genetics core curriculum, successful candidates would be expected to offer advanced courses in their specialty, and to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. A PhD and postdoctoral experience are strongly preferred; ABD considered. We welcome candidates with familiarity and/or experience with innovative STEM pedagogy.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and 3 letters of recommendation (the online application will request name and email address in order for recommenders or dossier services to submit letters directly). 

Materials should be submitted by visiting our application website ( If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email us ( 
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is October 1, 2017.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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