Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology or Neurobiology, Tenure Track

Location
Swarthmore, PA
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
August 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology or Neurobiology, Tenure Track

Description

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in either animal physiology or neurobiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and post-doctoral experience. The strongest candidates will be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college and will be prepared to contribute to an integrative Biology curriculum. In addition, the Biology Department faculty and their courses support an interdisciplinary Neuroscience major as well as majors in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, active research program that can effectively engage motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, an intermediate level course in either animal physiology or neurobiology that includes laboratory and/or fieldwork, and an advanced seminar with research projects in an area of the applicant’s interest. The College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators, and a generous sabbatical policy.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.

All application materials should be submitted using Interfolio by October 1st, 2018. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at biosearch@swarthmore.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD and post-doctoral experience.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, an up to date CV., a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2018. Please address any questions you may have to  biosearch@swarthmore.edu.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Submit a cover letter, a CV, the names of three references, and statements of teaching and research interests through http://apply.interfolio.com/52142 . All application materials should be submitted using Interfolio by October 1st, 2018. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at biosearch@swarthmore.edu .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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