Visiting Assistant Professor, Animal Biology & Ecology

Colorado, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Organismal Biology and Ecology at Colorado College announces a one-year, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position in Animal Biology and Ecology to begin in August 2021. A review of completed applicant files will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities for this Animal Biology & Ecology position entail teaching six courses, including introductory zoology/animal biology, ecology, either an upper-level or non-majors course in the candidate’s area of specialty, and directing student research. The ability to integrate subfields of physiology, behavior, experimental design, ecology, and evolutionary biology and a familiarity with Rocky Mountain or Southwestern ecosystems are highly desirable. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. Apply electronically to:

Colorado College is a private, undergraduate, highly selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 2000 students. The college uses the Block Plan calendar in which students take one class at a time, allowing for significant field and lab experiences. The Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) Department at Colorado College studies the structure and function of organisms in an ecological and evolutionary context. OBE research foci include botany, animal and plant ecology, comparative physiology, conservation biology, and molecular ecology. The department strives to perform cutting-edge research and include all students in these opportunities.

PhD (or near completion) and teaching experience required. Applications will include the following: 1) a description of relevant professional background, 2) three statements (a. teaching philosophy, b. diversity/inclusion/antiracism commitment, and c. research interests), 3) curriculum vitae with email address, and 4) three letters of recommendation.  Information about Colorado College and OBE can be found at our web site:  Inquiries about the position may be sent to the OBE chairperson, Dr. Shane Heschel at

Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and to becoming an antiracist institution. OBE believes the College grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to building an inclusive community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.