Faculty Position, Environmental Biology, Reed College

Job: Reed College Biology Dept

Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Biology

The Biology Department at Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Biology that will support both the Biology Program (http://www.reed.edu/biology/) and the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program (http://www.reed.edu/es/).  We seek candidates, preferably at the rank of assistant professor, with demonstrated excellence in biological research related to the environment that is complementary to areas and approaches currently represented in the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program.  Qualifications include a PhD and postdoctoral or professional experience. 

Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with approximately 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates.  Candidates should articulate their plan to establish and maintain a rigorous and competitive research program that incorporates research opportunities for Reed undergraduates.  A competitive start-up package and research space will be provided based on the successful applicant's needs, with salary determined according to the applicant's experience. 

In addition to advising senior theses, teaching duties will include the development of a new upper level, lecture/laboratory course in the candidate's area of expertise.  Additional teaching opportunities include involvement in a team-taught interdisciplinary course in environmental studies and a team-taught introductory biology course, as well as offering an advanced seminar course.  Formal teaching experience at the college level will be viewed favorably but is not required. 

The Reed community believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program.  All applicants are invited to address how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring, community service, or other activities could support Reed's commitment to diversity and inclusion (see http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).

Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (two page maximum length), 3 representative publications, and names for three references.  The cover letter should address how the applicant's research program and teaching plans are suited to Reed College and complementary to the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program. All materials should be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/35398 by 14 October 2016 for full consideration. An equal opportunity employer, Reed College encourages applicants from members of underrepresented groups.  Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Suzy Renn (renns@reed.edu), the chair of the search committee.  

Deadline: October 14, 2016