Biology Department / Neuroscience, 2-Yr Term Position (Start Fall 2023)

Grinnell College-Dean's Office
Grinnell, Iowa
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Full Time
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GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Biology invites applications for a 2-year leave-replacement position in Biology/Neuroscience beginning Fall 2023. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell’s Biology Department is a national leader in research-based teaching and pedagogy that promote inclusivity. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters (with lab sections counting as 1/2 course) will include our intermediate-level course BIO 251 (Molecules, Cells, and Organisms) and electives appropriate to the applicant’s expertise. In addition to a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, a candidate’s research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics.


Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 17, 2023. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, and provide names and email addresses to request three confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Josh Sandquist, at or 641-269-3169.


Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.


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