Assistant Professor, Organismal Biology & Ecology

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Commensurate with duties
Closing date
Sep 26, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Organismal Biology
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Full Time
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The Department of Organismal Biology and Ecology at Colorado College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organismal biology, ecology, and experimental design to begin in August 2023. A review of completed applicant files will begin on September 21 and continue until 1-2 positions are filled.

Responsibilities for this Organismal Biology and Ecology position entail teaching six courses annually, including introductory microbiology/mycology or introductory animal biology, ecology, experimental design/biostatistics, and either an upper-level or non-majors’ course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research program which includes directing undergraduate student research. The ability to integrate multiple subfields that may include experimental design, physiology, behavior, ecology, and/or evolutionary biology is highly desirable. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. Colorado College is also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution in our policies, practices, and pedagogies. 

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Colorado College is a private, undergraduate, highly selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 2000 students. The college uses the Block Plan calendar in which students take one class at a time, allowing for significant field and lab experiences. The Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) Department at Colorado College studies the structure and function of organisms in an ecological and evolutionary context. OBE research foci include botany, animal and plant ecology and evolution, comparative physiology, conservation biology, and molecular ecology. The department strives to perform impactful research and include students in these opportunities.

PhD required and teaching experience preferred. Applications will include the following: 1) a cover letter highlighting relevant professional background, 2) three statements (a. teaching philosophy, b. diversity/inclusion/antiracism statement, and c. research interests), 3) curriculum vitae with email address, and 4) three letters of recommendation. Information about Colorado College and OBE can be found at our web site: Inquiries about the position may be sent to the OBE chairperson, Dr. Shane Heschel at

Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and to becoming an antiracist institution. We actively promote a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. OBE believes the College grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to building an inclusive community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. 


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