Hillsdale College, a selective and independent liberal arts college of about 1400 students in southern Michigan, is seeking a broadly trained virologist and/or immunologist. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank must demonstrate effective design and teaching of undergraduate courses from introductory non-majors to upper-level biology majors, as well as an ability to supervise undergraduate senior thesis research. A PhD in an appropriate field is required; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Research facilities include a level 2 biosafety lab, confocal, widefield fluorescent, and scanning electron microscopy, and qPCR/RT-qPCR and genetic sequencing. Start-up funds will be available for additional equipment.
The successful candidate will teach introductory cell and molecular biology, upper-level courses in virology and immunology, possible additional courses in the applicant’s specialty, and introductory core biology for non-majors integrating scientific concepts in the context of the Hillsdale College liberal arts curriculum. Starting date can be either January or August 2022. For additional information contact the department chair: Dr. David Houghton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional resources and position description can be found at the department website. (https://www.hillsdale.edu/majors-minors/biology/). Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission/).
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio:
- Letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests.
- A response to the college Mission Statement, addressing interests and abilities to teach in view of its commitments.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Copy of unofficial transcripts.
Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2021 and continue until a successful applicant is found.