Assistant Professor of Biology (Human Physiology)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Biology at the assistant professor rank to begin September 1, 2021. A physiologist is sought with a background that enables teaching human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. An ability to teach additional electives in the individuals area of expertise, and a human-focused research program are preferred.

A Ph.D. is required by the start date for the position, and undergraduate teaching experience is strongly preferred. MCLA seeks a candidate committed to high quality teaching, undergraduate mentoring and advising, and a research program that involves undergraduates. The Biology Department is housed in a modern science building and maintains a small human performance lab.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education by the start date for the position
  • Specialty in human biology, with an interest in teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a small liberal arts college environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate or community college level
  • Experience with education at a small liberal arts college
  • Intent to conduct research using human subjects

Additional Information:

For questions regarding your application or specifics of this position, please contact

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Nicole Comstock
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172

Application Instructions:

The following materials will be accepted as expressions of interest:

  • employment application
  • cover letter addressing the required qualifications and any additional considerations
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching philosophy
  • research plan, noting how undergraduate researchers will be involved

Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.

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