Plant Biology Professor

Hillsdale, Michigan
Commensurate with experience.
September 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Plant Biology Professor

Hillsdale College, a selective and independent liberal arts college of about 1400 students in southern Michigan, is seeking a broadly trained botanist with a specialty in plant ecology, evolution, molecular biology, physiology, or conservation. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank must demonstrate effective design and teaching of undergraduate classes from introductory non-majors to upper-level biology majors, as well as an ability to supervise undergraduate senior thesis research.  A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Research facilities include the on-campus Slayton Arboretum, attached and free-standing greenhouses, and the 685 acre G.H. Gordon Biological Station, which is located 3.5 hours from campus.

The successful candidate will teach introductory botany and organismal biology courses and upper-level courses in the applicant’s specialty, as well an introductory core biology course for non-majors that integrates scientific concepts in the context of the Hillsdale College core liberal arts curriculum. Starting date is August 2019. For additional information contact the department chair: Dr. David C. Houghton ( Additional resources and position description can be found at the department website. ( Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement ( EOE.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to: Ms. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary,

  1. Letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests.
  2. A response to the college Mission Statement, addressing interests and abilities to teach in view of its commitments.
  3. Current curriculum vitae.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018 and continue until a successful applicant is found.