Tenure - Track- Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 31, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub

Job Description:

Biology Department

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Tenure track Faculty position in Evolutionary Biology. 

The Department of Biology at Clark University, Worcester MA (www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2021. 


The successful candidate will have research space in the Lasry Center for Biosciences and is expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students in Biology.  Any area of evolutionary biology will be considered, including applications from candidates who integrate experimental and computational or quantitative approaches.  There will be opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary programs including Environmental Science, Mathematical Biology & Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Health, Science & Society.



 Postdoctoral experience, evidence of external funding success and promise of teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels are desired. The successful candidate will teach Evolution and other courses in their area of expertise.



Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Application Instructions:

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Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including URLs for their professional websites), statements of research and teaching interests, a statement describing how they address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups, and three key publications.


Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted. E-mail inquiries may be directed to the chair of search committee, Robert Drewell (rdrewell@clarku.edu). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2020.

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