Tenure Track Developmental Biologist

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
December 05 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Developmental Biologist

The Department of Biology at Simmons University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology to begin in the fall of 2019. 

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students, staff and faculty across a broad range of social and personal identities, abilities and perspectives. The primary area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths. Expertise in rodent model system and/or a research focus in sexual and gender development is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as Developmental Biology, General Biology, Cell Biology, Animal Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology of Gender. They will also periodically develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in the Honors and General Education (PLAN) programs. In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate student participation.  Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students, participation in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college and university committees. 

Applicants should have a PhD in Developmental Biology or related field, or a PhD expected to be completed by the time of the appointment. Expertise in Developmental Biology and Physiology is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Natural Behavior and Health Sciences.

To apply, please upload all of the following to the resume section of the online application: 

(1)    cover letter
(2)    curriculum vitae
(3)    statement of teaching philosophy
(4)    statement of research interests (including proposed research projects to be done with Simmons’s undergraduate students)
(5)    three selected publications
(6)    three professional letters of reference

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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