Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Plant Biology at Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana
September 05 2017
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Earlham College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

The Department of Biology at Earlham College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of plant biology with teaching and research interests in field-based ecology and evolutionary biology. The position begins in July 2018.

The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching — in lecture, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a nationally ranked department at a small liberal arts college.


Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to introductory team-taught and upper-level courses in ecological/evolutionary/organismal biology. Applicants who have an expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially attractive: population, community, or landscape ecology of plants; quantitative methods; plant systematics; natural history; conservation; land management.  There are opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, and the college owns a natural history museum, greenhouse, herbarium, student-run farm, and hundreds of acres of natural properties managed by the Biology department.


A Ph.D. or equivalent is required; post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable.

For an expanded description about Earlham College and the Department of Biology please visit: http://www.earlham.edu/biology

To Apply: Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed (willski@earlham.edu), and please send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and an explicit plan detailing how you plan to interact with and teach a diverse community to: willski@earlham.edu. Direct questions about the position to Dr. Chris R. Smith (smithch@earlham.edu).

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.