Tenure-Track Faculty, Assistant Professor of Biology

Lake Forest, Illinois
Competitive Salary
July 23 2018
Assistant Professor of Biology
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Lake Forest College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 2019. We are seeking a highly qualified organismal biologist to teach introductory organismal biology and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and to conduct research with undergraduates in our newly expanded science center. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for liberal arts education and readiness to contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Postdoctoral experience is required and demonstrated excellence in teaching beyond the traditional TA experience is strongly preferred. Candidates will be expected to develop an active undergraduate-led research program with the potential for publication and external funding. Start-up funds, federally-funded faculty, and a new science building including a research-grade greenhouse, tissue culture lab, and aquatic and terrestrial vivaria make our institution thrive.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

In a single PDF, please send your curriculum vitae, statement of specific teaching interests and philosophy, and research plan with undergraduates. Please request letters from three recommenders. All documents should be sent electronically to Professor Karen Kirk, biosearch@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin promptly September 17, 2018.

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