Assistant Professor in Biology
The Department of Biology (http://www.rhodes.edu/departments/biology) at Rhodes College (http://www.rhodes.edu/) seeks qualified applicants for a three-year renewable faculty position to begin in August of 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field of biology and a strong interest in engaging students at the undergraduate level. We are especially seeking a broadly trained biologist whose background complements that of existing faculty. The Department invites candidates who can contribute to the goal of diversifying our faculty. The annual teaching responsibility of six courses per year (labs are counted as a full course) will normally entail four introductory lab sections covering cellular and organismal topics, plus other courses that may include an introductory lecture course in the area most appropriate for the candidate’s background and experience, an upper-level course, and a senior seminar in the candidate’s specialty. The position also carries departmental service duties related to the introductory lab offerings. These include managing instructional materials and student enrollments, and working with staff and student teaching assistants who prepare the labs. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with other faculty members in developing new laboratory exercises.
Although an active research program is not a requirement of the position, some support for research is available. Rhodes’ location provides opportunities for research collaboration with investigators at several institutions, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium.
All application materials must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy a statement of current or previous research activity, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values particularly as it pertains to the study of Biology. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate.
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu
For additional information regarding the position, please contact
Dr. Carolyn Jaslow, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/rhodes-vision) in the workforce.
Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis at http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city.