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Monday, October 17

Positions in population genetics and genomics at Columbia

Dear colleagues,

The department of Biological Sciences at Columbia is searching for faculty in Population Genetics (open rank) and Genomics (at the assistant professor level). If you know of any outstanding candidates who might be interested, please let them know. 

The deadline is November 15th, and the ad can be found here:

Thank you,

Molly Przeworski



The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI; www.stri.si.edu) is pleased to invite applicants to fill two permanent research positions. The first position is part of a new initiative, made possible by generous support from the Simons Foundation, to conduct research on functional roles played by microbes in tropical forests. The second position is for a quantitative biologist conducting research on the ecology and evolution of tropical forests. Successful candidates will develop outstanding, independent research programs, supervise students and post-doctoral fellows, collaborate with Smithsonian staff, and provide service to STRI.

STRI is headquartered in the Republic of Panama, with modern research facilities, a library with extensive holdings in the natural and anthropological sciences, and field stations throughout the Republic of Panamá. Staff scientists maintain research programs within a worldwide network of collaborators at diverse academic institutions. Opportunities for mentoring young scientists are available through an internal fellowship program. Formal teaching is possible through educational programs with affiliated universities, but not required.

Incumbents will complement existing strengths at STRI, and within STRI’s Center for Tropical Forest Science/Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory, including, but not limited to, community and population ecology, ecosystem biology, evolutionary ecology, soil-plant interactions, microbial ecology of forests, plant physiology, animal behavior and human impacts on tropical forests. Both positions are based in the Republic of Panama. Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged, but applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field, outstanding publication record, demonstrated success in obtaining grants, and a commitment to communicating science to the public. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatics (microbial biologist) and database management (quantitative biologist) will be an advantage.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, three to five significant publications as separate PDFs, and the names and contact information of three references.  

Send applications electronically to strisearch@si.eduAddress inquiries to Dr. Allen Herre, Chair, Microbial Ecology Search Committee at HerreA@si.edu or Dr. Helene Muller-Landau, Chair, Quantitative Forest Ecology Search Committee, at MullerH@si.edu

Positions are open until filled; review of applications will begin on 2 December 2016.  

STRI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. Appointments are made regardless of nationality.

Thursday, October 13

Several faculty searches at Duke


Duke University seeks up to seven exceptional, collaborative, and creative scientists to join its faculty in tenured/tenure-track positions.  We invite applications from researchers with an outstanding track record in developing and applying statistical, computational, or experimental approaches to cutting-edge problems in genomics and human genetics. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a quantitative or experimental discipline.  We are particularly interested in scientists working in evolutionary/population genomics, functional genomics, genome technology development, medical genetics, and statistical/computational genomics. We strongly encourage applications from scientists with a demonstrated interest in collaborative research. Successful candidates will synergize with existing strengths at Duke in medicine, engineering, environmental sciences, and basic sciences.  As such, successful candidates may have their academic home in any suitable department within the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Environment, and Art & Sciences (including departments not traditionally associated with genomics and human genetics such as Mathematics, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering). Secondary appointments, joint appointments, or affiliations may be arranged in other departments, schools, and centers as appropriate. The collaborative nature of these positions will provide successful candidates with access to exceptional resources, including substantial cluster computing infrastructure, strong core facilities, a diverse set of large biomedical datasets, and multidisciplinary partnerships. Interested applicants https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__academicjobsonline.org_ajo_jobs_8166&d=CwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=5DZPEw6AD3P4y2oOlIPGZQ&m=i5AwQhF-rHA7k52ljIufdyiNvY6KUYimoriipQOg1VM&s=L2QZUVv_DRaxGXGxtQ4S4mSmhINq_cGr3kiDoF3mQKc&e= . Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016.


The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July or August, 2017. Candidates with specialties in any area of evolutionary anthropology are invited to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants in areas of our current strength (e.g., primate behavioral ecology and/or cognition, evolutionary endocrinology and physiology, paleontology, and functional anatomy) but also to those studying any aspect of human biological variation, genetics and genomics, growth and development, demography, and human adaptation to climate or disease. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and demonstrate the potential to build an outstanding, externally funded research program. In addition, they must contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and fortify the department’s interdisciplinary links to other units in the University. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative reprints and the contact information for three potential referees to our job posting at Academic Jobs Online:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__academicjobsonline.org_ajo_jobs_7666&d=CwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=5DZPEw6AD3P4y2oOlIPGZQ&m=i5AwQhF-rHA7k52ljIufdyiNvY6KUYimoriipQOg1VM&s=-UfBij4oZLexzFvmg2qEdDvf_Fnl88niAtHjFyadq5M&e= . Applications received by November 1, 2016 will be guaranteed consideration. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

Wednesday, October 12

Career Paths in Science event: Oct. 20, 7pm

Literati and the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School are pleased to welcome Rackham alumna Melanie Sinche to discuss her latest book, Next Gen PhD: A Guide to Career Paths in Science at Literati Bookstore onThursday October 20, 7pm

Next Gen PhD provides a frank and up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing science PhDs. A certified career counselor with extensive experience working with graduate students and postdocs, Sinche offers step-by-step guidance through the career development process: identifying personal strengths and interests, building work experience and effective networks, assembling job applications, and learning tactics for interviewing and negotiating—all the essentials for making a successful career transition.

For information on this event, please visit Literati's event page!

Laura N. Schram, PhD
Director of Professional and Academic Development

Adelphi University tenure-track organismal physiologist

Adelphi University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an organismal physiologist to begin fall 2017. Our Biology Department is an active, engaging and collegial department spanning all areas of biology. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, excellent potential as a teacher, a record of significant research accomplishment, the potential to develop a fundable independent research program involving undergraduate and master’s students, and an abiding commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate physiology, human anatomy & physiology and could include courses such as animal behavior, pathophysiology for nursing students, introductory biology, and/or additional specialty courses for upper-level undergraduates and master’s students in the candidate’s area of expertise. Research release time is available.

We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Adelphi is a private university with the spirit of a liberal arts college, committed to combining teaching and scholarship, and located in suburban Long Island within easy reach of New York City. Deadline for applications: November 15, 2016. Please direct questions to: Dr. Aaren Freeman (afreeman@adelphi.edu).

For more information about the department, visit http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/bio/

For detailed application information, please visit

Tuesday, October 11

Lecturer / Senior Research Assistant in Plant Ecology, University of Tübingen

The Plant Ecology Group at the University of Tübingen is searching for a

Lecturer / Senior Research Assistant in Plant Ecology.

The position is equivalent to a Lecturer or Assistant Professor position (German pay scale E13 TV-L). It is scheduled for an initial period of three years with an option for extension. The starting date is negotiable, but an ideal starting time is April 1st, 2017.

The candidate is expected to develop an own independent research portfolio which is compatible with the general research interests of the Plant Ecology Group (see https://tielboergergroup.wordpress.com/) but which also adds novel aspects to the portfolio of the group. In addition, the position includes teaching (four hours per week during semester time) on an undergraduate and graduate level in the field of Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, Botany and/or Evolution.

We are searching for an ecologist with excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of plant ecology and a strongly conceptual approach to science. The focus of his/her interests and skills should be on one or more of the following fields: ecological modeling, plant population ecology, community ecology, biotic interactions, global change biology, invasion biology, theoretical ecology, or molecular ecology.

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field and should ideally have some Post-Doctoral experience. Furthermore, the candidate should have excellent skills in designing and analysing ecological experiments and in other theoretical approaches to ecology, and s/he should have excellent writing and presentation skills. Botanical knowledge and teaching experience is highly welcome. Knowledge of German is welcome but not essential.

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified female academics to apply for these positions.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

Please send your application including a letter of interest, a teaching and research concept, CV and a list of publications as a single pdf-file to Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger (vegetation@bot.uni-tuebingen.de) to whom also inquiries should be addressed. Please also make sure that two letters of reference will be sent to the above address independently.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017, or until the position is filled.

Monday, October 10

Assistant professor in microbial genetics - University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in microbial genetics and biochemistry, specializing in microbiome research that leverages functional meta-omic approaches. The successful applicant will set up an experimental laboratory and interact with faculty whose interests span the range from genomics and molecular genetics to cancer, evolution and behavior. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience in microbiome-related research and a strong publication record.  Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise doctoral-level graduate students, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research accomplishments and long-term research agenda, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of reference. Applicants are welcome to address in their application how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on UMBC’s diversity and inclusion efforts. For full consideration, application materials and letters of reference should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/36886 by November15th, 2016.
UMBC is a medium-sized research university in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. We are nationally known for the diversity of our student body and for our success in minority education in STEM fields. US News and World Report has recognized UMBC as the "#1 Up-and-Coming National University” five years running based on its excellence in research and teaching. For seven years in a row The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized UMBC as a “Great College to Work For”. For information about the Department of Biological Sciences and its graduate programs, visit biology.umbc.edu.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC values gender, ethnic, and racial diversity. Women, members of ethnic minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.

Thursday, October 6

Permanent Lecturer/Teaching Professor Position at UC Santa Cruz

We are searching for a full-time, permanent lecturer who has a passion for excellence in teaching.
Please forward through your networks.

Ingrid M. Parker
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Earth & Marine Sciences A341
University of California, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, October 4

Women in Basic Science: Panel discussion on overcoming gender gaps in academic success

A reminder of the panel discussion on October 11, co-sponsored by ADVANCE.

Questions about this discussion can be directed to Durga Singer (ksinger@med.umich.edu).

Wendy Ascione-Juska, M.S.W.
1214 S. University Avenue
2nd Floor, Suite C, Galleria Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2592

Full Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Ecology and Evolution

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position (Professor of the Practice) in ecology and evolutionary biology. Professors of the Practice are appointed through renewable three- to five-year contracts, which include benefits but do not lead to tenure. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and have faculty teaching experience at the university level. We seek an individual with a commitment to excellence in majors and non-majors undergraduate instruction and the scholarship of teaching; experience in active learning classrooms is of particular interest. The incumbent will (1) support Introductory Biology as well as teach intermediate and advanced level courses that complement and expand expertise in our department, (2) have opportunities to engage undergraduates in research through lab courses, independent projects, and Honors Theses, and (3) be expected to participate in academic advising and departmental and university service. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The appointment will begin August 1st, 2017.

Submit the following to https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/37449: 1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of teaching experience and proficiency, with specific examples of successful active learning strategies implemented in the classroom, a description of how you will leverage your research experience to enrich undergraduate teaching and mentoring (evaluations and/or sample course materials are optional), and a list of potential course offerings, and (3) the names and addresses of three professional references who can address teaching experience. Review of applications will begin October 21st 2016, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Renata Durães Ribeiro
Professor of the Practice
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Monday, October 3

Faculty Openings in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking your assistance in helping us identify qualified applicants for two faculty positions. The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University has openings for two tenure-track assistant professors, an Integrative Vertebrate Biologist and a Plant-Microbe Interaction Ecologist. I would appreciate your sharing the attached announcements with your postdocs and any other qualified candidates. EEOB is strongly committed to building a diverse department. If you know of qualified individuals you would like to recommend, please let us know.

We greatly appreciate your help.


Libby Marschall

Elizabeth Marschall
Professor and Chair

Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology 
300 Aronoff Laboratory, 318 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293
(614) 292-8280

Wednesday, September 28

Coral Restoration Foundation internship announcement, Key Largo FL

Coral Restoration Foundation is accepting applications for the upcoming session of the Coral Restoration and Conservation Internship program. The program will run from late January 2017 to mid-May 2017. Please consider distributing this internship announcement to interested undergraduate and gradudate students. Internship description can be found HERE and dates/deadlines can be found HERE. Find the PDF announcement attached.

Students can email applications and/or questions to ashley@coralrestoration.org. Applications are due by Oct. 15 (flexible if necessary). 

Thank you, take care! 

Ashley Hill
Education Program Manager, Coral Restoration Foundation
(305) 453-7030 | coralrestoration.org
5 Seagate Boulevard, Key Largo, FL 33037

Tuesday, September 27

Grad fellowships - Institute for Broadening Participation

This is the time of year we at IBP (Institute for Broadening Participation) try to remind students of upcoming grad fellowship and undergraduate scholarship deadlines.  Many programs have application deadlines in the coming weeks and months!  Please share the following information with your students!

Students can browse 77 different fellowship and scholarship listings here:

Or use our advanced search feature to narrow down their selections:

Students can also sign up to receive notifications about programs:

Thank you!

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To unsubscribe from messages from IBP, please reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Monday, September 26

Science Olympiad Volunteers Needed

Slauson Middle School Science Olympiad is urgently in search of volunteers to coach this year’s events, especially:
  • Ecology (**Please contact us today!)
  • Optics
  • Mission Possible
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Hovercraft 
  • Wright Stuff
If you can spare a couple of hours/week late October-April to inspire Middle School kids, please fill out the interest form TODAY

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Jean Rennich & Lakshmi Atluri
Slauson Science Olympiad Coaches

Friday, September 23

Telluride Association: Five-year room/board fellowship open to all UM students -- application now open

Telluride House is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are trying to get the word out about this valuable scholarship opportunity to as many students as possible. Please feel free to forward this email to any students or colleagues who you think might be interested, or to include it in your newsletter.

About Telluride:
Telluride House is a merit-based residential fellowship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. Housemembers (all on room and board scholarship at the House) range from freshman to Ph.D students, and are joined in residence by faculty fellows from several fields. By living with a commitment to our self-governing community, Telluride House strives to foster the moral and intellectual growth of its members. Past winners of the Telluride fellowship include a diverse set of luminaries such as philosopher Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, Dean of Stanford Law School Kathleen Sullivan, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, gender and queer theory scholar Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and several Nobel Prize winners including Steven Weinberg, Linus Pauling, and Richard Feynman. For more information, please see our website: http://www.telluride-house.com/

Open House Dinner + Information Meeting:
Thursday, September 29th at 5:30PM

Telluride House (1735 Washtenaw Ave: corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge)
RSVP for the dinner + info meeting here: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications (scroll to the bottom of the page, fill out your information, and check the appropriate box)

Fall 2016 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, October 5th at 4:00 PM 
·      Applications are available at: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications
·      To receive updates about our campus recruiting events, please sign-up here: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications. We will email you only 3 times in the semester with pertinent information.
·      Please feel free to contact mbta.apply@tellurideassociation.org with any questions. 

Tenure-track position in Terrestrial Ecology, Colby College

Dear Professor Prof. Diarmaid Ó Foighil,

Colby College is conducting a search for a tenure-track position in Terrestrial Ecology to begin September, 1 2017. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Environmental Studies Program.  The application deadline is October 28, 2016. This position is part of a major multi-disciplinary initiative in Environmental Science that includes faculty positions in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Environmental Studies, investments in field and laboratory-based facilities, and partnerships with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Maine Lakes Resource Center.  The position will require excellence in both teaching and research. 

We hope you will share the advertisement (attached) for this position as appropriate with your graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni.
Leslie Lima
Administrative Assistant II
Sociology, Environmental Studies,
& African American Studies
Colby College
5350 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859-5350

Philip Nyhus, Director
Environmental Studies Program  

D. Whitney King, Director
Environmental Science

Thursday, September 22

Department Head position, Ecology Department, Montana State University

Department Head of Ecology, Montana State University

The Ecology Department seeks an excellent scientist/experienced leader with strong academic credentials and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research to provide vision, leadership, direction, and expert administration for a dynamic, productive department. The department includes thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty and two USGS Cooperative Fishery Research Unit faculty with research programs that are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally, a rapidly growing undergraduate program with more than 400 majors, and successful M.S. and Ph.D. programs that include more than 50 graduate students. The department offers B.S. degrees with emphases in Fish & Wildlife Ecology and Management, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Organismal Biology, and Biology Teaching and graduate degrees in Ecology and Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management, and Biological Science. We seek a head to facilitate and promote the continued progress in this outstanding department. MSU values diverse perspectives and we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

For more information and application instructions seehttps://jobs.montana.edu/postings/5631. Screening of applications will begin on or before October 3, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

MSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

Thank you for your time,

Meghan Heim
Academic Coordinator
Ecology Department
310 Lewis Hall
Montana State University
PO Box 173460
Bozeman MT 59717

Open-rank lecturer position in biology at University of Florida

The University of Florida is searching for an open-rank lecturer in Biology. This person will help direct the cross-college Biology major (the largest undergraduate major at UF), conduct scholarship on pedagogy, teach, etc. For more details, please click on the link below. This would be a great job for someone interested in taking our major to the next level of excellence, and in making a difference to a lot of students. Review of applications will begin 11 October, but the position will remain open until filled. Please feel free to circulate.


Marta L. Wayne, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair
P.O. Box 118525
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8525
(courier: 876 Newell Drive)
vox:  352-392-9925
fax:  352-392-3704

Assistant Professor - Willamette University

The Department of Biology at Willamette University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.

We are seeking a biologist who is building a career as both a scholar and a teacher. Candidates with expertise in any area of biology are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who could teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: Physiology, Evolution and Ecology, and/or Molecular Cellular Biology. The successful applicant will be committed to building a program integrating teaching, research, and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and will be expected to teach 5 course units a year (1.0 unit/lecture, 0.5 unit/lab), establish a research program involving undergraduate students, and participate in service to the University community. The successful applicant will work to build an extramurally fundable program integrating research and teaching in collaboration with undergraduates, faculty and staff. Teaching assignments will include an introductory non-majors biology course (BIOL 110 Principles of Biology), a course in the Biology Major’s Core Curriculum (either Biology 244, Biology 125, or Biology 130), a Research Intensive course based on their own research program, and upper- division course(s) in the candidate’s area of expertise. Course sizes range from 12 to 48 students.
We have discovered that junior colleagues thrive here when arriving with a Ph.D. in biology or a related field and postdoctoral research experience; therefore candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field and postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required. A.B.D. candidates will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be completed before beginning the
appointment. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Your online application should include:
1.  A cover letter describing your interest in the position and how this position fits with your career aspirations and goals.
2.   A teaching statement describing your experience and philosophy that includes your anticipated curricular contributions and pedagogical practices.
3.   A research statement that includes your major research question, theoretical framework, and anticipated plans for adapting your program to support undergraduate research and learning.
4.   A diversity statement describing how, through your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service, you will further Willamette University’s commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant must demonstrate experience working in diverse, multicultural environments.
5.   A current CV.
6.   Your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
7.   Three reference letters* from people who can speak to your promise and/or experience as a teacher-scholar, collaborative community member, and mentor.
    * Please notify your references that they will be contacted electronically by Willamette Human Resources. The email will contain a link where a letter of recommendation/reference can be submitted. Letters will be accessible only to the search committee.
The position is open until finalists are selected. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 30, 2016.
Inquiries may be addressed to:
Emma Coddington, Search Chair
Biology Department
If you need assistance applying for this position please contact Human Resources, human-resources@willamette.edu or 503.370.6210 

About Biology at Willamette: Our faculty members view themselves as teacher-scholars; teaching in our department is inspired by Vision and Change (NSF, AAC&U, 2011) and learning through research training is deeply imbedded in the curriculum at all levels. This approach enables us to engage in best pedagogical practices and better serve our increasingly diverse and excellent community of students. Sixty percent of our graduates enter careers in science and technology. The Department is committed to mentoring the career development of junior faculty. Tenure-track faculty have individual laboratory space and access to shared research facilities, including recently renovated molecular and microscopy core facilities. Significant department funding is available to support teaching and scholarship. All faculty members are strongly encouraged to seek extramural funding for research and pedagogical projects. Willamette’s Office for Faculty Research and Resources has an outstanding record of helping faculty to find and secure grant funding. For more information about the Department of Biology, please visit 
Willamette University, is a selective residential liberal arts college in the heart of the Willamette Valley and is one of forty Colleges that Change Lives (Penguin Books 2012). Founded in 1842, it is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Situated in Oregon’s capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2000 students), and graduate programs in Law and Management. The academic year is divided into two semesters, beginning in late August and ending in May.
Willamette University enrolls a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past two years, 20% of our undergraduate students were first-generation; 21% were Pell-eligible; and 24% identified as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or of two or more ethnic backgrounds. The academic undergraduate profile is high. Recent students have received prestigious NSF, Watson, Truman, Fulbright, and Goldwater fellowships.
This year, Willamette University anticipates hiring tenure-track faculty in the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Civic Communication and Media, Economics, History, Mathematics, and Religious Studies.
Willamette University is located in Salem, Oregon in the center of the Willamette Valley, approximately an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene. To learn more about Willamette University, please 
visit http://www.willamette.edu.