Hillsdale College, a highly selective and independent liberal arts college of about 1400 students located 70 miles west of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking a broadly trained anatomist and physiologist. The successful candidate will teach a two-semester sequence in anatomy and physiology for majors and pre-professional students, liberal arts biology for non-majors, and additional courses in the candidate’s specialty. The successful candidate will also advise upper-level biology majors on their capstone senior thesis research projects.
Requirements for this position include a PhD in an appropriate field, a strong ability to teach gross human cadaver dissection, and an interest in teaching undergraduate students of all levels, from freshman non-majors to advanced biology students.
The mission of the biology department is to explain, in the context of the liberal arts, how life relates, adapts, and evolves in an ever-changing environment. All biology majors take upper-level courses in cell/molecular biology, organismal biology, genetics, ecology/evolutionary biology, biostatistics, and a four-semester sequence of specialized research. All lectures and labs are taught by the faculty, and students have hands-on access to advanced equipment. All biology majors spend a semester as a laboratory teaching assistant and undertake a research project starting their junior year. The teaching of organic evolution is conspicuous and central to the curriculum.
Current facilities include a dedicated cadaver lab and advanced iWorx physiology system, as well as qPCR/RT-qPCR genetic sequencing, confocal, widefield fluorescent, and scanning electron microscopy, level 2 biosafety lab, cell culture lab, environmental control chambers, and HPLC and gas chromatographs. Other facilities include the 700-acre GH Gordon Biological Station and the on-campus Slayton Arboretum and Fisk Museum of Natural History. Start-up funds will be available for additional equipment.
Starting date for this position is August 2023. For additional information contact the department chair, Dr. David Houghton (email@example.com). 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/).