Assistant Professor of Biology

Connecticut College: Biology Department
New London, Connecticut
September 21 2018
Marine Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Marine Biology, Assistant Professor of Biology

The Connecticut College Department of Biology seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Marine Biology to start in July 2019.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.  Applicants with a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience are preferred.  The position is open to all areas of Marine Biology.  However, we are particularly interested in applicants who will develop an active research program that involves undergraduates and utilizes field sites along the New England shoreline.  A competitive start-up package will be offered. 

The Biology Department is committed to active scholarship, equity pedagogy, and innovative teaching practices.  In addition to teaching upper level courses in their area of expertise, the successful applicant will contribute to our newly designed biology curriculum, teaching a 100-level investigative course and a 200-level course on ecology and evolution.  The College is located within a 750-acre arboretum, offering both maintained and natural areas.  Part of the Arboretum fronts on the Thames River estuary with coastal salt-marshes.  Opportunities for teaching and research interactions exist with Project Oceanology, New England Science and Sailing Foundation, and Mystic Aquarium.  The Biology Department is located in a newly renovated science building and the College is currently undergoing planning to develop College-owned waterfront property that could be used for research and teaching.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research.  Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum.  The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.  Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year).  In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review.  (For additional information on faculty resources, see AA/EEO.

Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three recent letters of recommendation.  All materials should be submitted online at  Applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration.  Questions about the position or submission process should be addressed to Deborah Eastman, chair of the search committee, at