Assistant Professor of Biology & Health Sciences – Botany/Environmental Studies Position
Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies to begin in August 2023. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will teach courses in Botany, as well as introductory and non-major biology courses (such as Plants & People, Fundamentals of Cell Biology) for the Biology & Health Sciences Department, where they will help manage greenhouse and herbarium resources. They will also teach one course in the Environmental Studies sequence (Introduction, Colloquium, or Seminar) each year and help coordinate the Environmental Studies Program. More curricular information can be found at www.hendrix.edu/biology/ and www.hendrix.edu/EnvironmentalStudies/. Teaching load is six course equivalents per year (one course equivalent comprises one lecture or two lab sections). Doctorate is preferred; ABD will be considered.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of scholarly interest. The cover letter should also include a statement indicating how the candidate plans to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work with students. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be requested and sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address cover letter to Dr. Maureen McClung, Chair of the Environmental Studies Program. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and can be submitted at www.hendrix.edu/jobs. Review of materials will begin October 17, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. The Hendrix College diversity and inclusion statement can be found at: https://www.hendrix.edu/diversity/statement/.
Teaching load is six course equivalents per year (one course equivalent comprises one lecture or two lab sections). Doctorate is preferred; ABD will be considered.