Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Biology

Albion, Michigan
Salary is negotiated.
August 13 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Biology who is excited about teaching and conducting research with a diverse student body.  The position begins in August 2020.  A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required, with preference given to candidates with teaching and postdoctoral experience.  Candidates should expect to teach two lectures and two labs per semester.  The successful candidate will share responsibilities in our introductory Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity course, teach a course for majors in Vertebrate Zoology with a field component, and teach at least one upper-level course in their area of expertise that will enhance the biology curriculum (e.g., Animal Behavior, Comparative Anatomy, Environmental Physiology, etc.).  Teaching opportunities also exist in the College‚Äôs interdisciplinary First-year Seminar, Environmental, and Honors programs. Candidates with interests in field-based research and teaching are particularly desirable. Interest in curricular innovation and increasing diversity and inclusion in biology both in the classroom and field are also valued. Candidates are expected to conduct research that includes undergraduate students, participate in co-curricular departmental activities, and contribute to interdisciplinary programs in the College community.

The institution and department have well-funded undergraduate and faculty research initiatives that support faculty travel, teaching, and scholarship.  The Biology Department resides in a well-equipped, interdisciplinary science complex with excellent teaching and research facilities, and there is a nature center adjacent to campus. Class sizes are small, allowing for close faculty/student interaction, providing opportunities for innovative, active approaches to teaching and learning. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcript, documentation of teaching excellence and experience, a statement of undergraduate teaching and research philosophy and objectives, and three letters of reference at  Applications completed by September 30, 2019 will receive full consideration.  Please contact Dr. Ken Saville, chair, with any questions at

Albion College, a private liberal arts college of approximately 1550 students, is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan. As core institutional values, Albion is committed to creating a diverse educational environment that offers the highest quality in undergraduate education.  The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. Albion is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.  Visit our web site at