Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences – Geneticist / Genomicist

Northampton, Massachusetts (US)
Not Stated
August 21 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Smith College is seeking a biologist with expertise in Genetics and Genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology to begin July 1, 2019.

A strong background in the generation and/or analysis of genetic and genomic data, a PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include a 200-level course with laboratory in genetics and molecular biology, and a 300-level course with laboratory in genomics. Participation in the introductory sequences is also expected, though on a rotational schedule. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an active research program, including supervision of undergraduate research.  We are hoping to attract applicants whose research interests further broaden the organismal expertise of our department.

State-of-the-art resources at Smith include the Centers for Microscopy & Imaging, Molecular Biology, and Proteomics, the Botanic Garden, an accredited animal care facility, and a high performance computing center. The new faculty member might also contribute to Smith's programs in Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, and/or Statistics & Data Sciences. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as opportunities for collaborative research and mentoring of doctoral students.

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement: Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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