Assistant Professor of Biology; Eckerd College: Florida

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL
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Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2022. We seek an Evolutionary Biologist with expertise in one of the following fields: evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, micro evolutionary process, or macroevolution. We seek a broadly trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and training them in a program of research and publication. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is required, preferably with postdoctoral research and teaching experience. The college is situated on a 188 acres waterfront campus on Tampa Bay, allowing direct access to an extraordinary diversity of terrestrial, marine and freshwater species. The James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences houses the Biology and Chemistry departments and features the latest in laboratory instrumentation. Eckerd College is part of a large scientific research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The candidate will teach seven course equivalents per academic year (3-1-3), including Principles of Ecology, and our first-year introductory course Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an upper-level course in Evolutionary Biology in line with their area of expertise. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via Applications must be completed by Friday, October 11, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jeff Goessling ( Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups. Employment will require a successful background check. Eckerd College requires all employees to have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
PhD in Biological Sciences or related field
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Jeff Goessling
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