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Biology Department, Evolutionary Biologist - Tenure-Track Position (Start Fall 2023)

Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor appointment in Evolutionary Biology beginning Fall 2023. The Department of Biology has a long-standing commitment to attracting and retaining students from diverse backgrounds. Our innovative curriculum and pedagogy promote inclusivity and help students explore how Biology intersects with other disciplines. We seek a colleague whose practice complements the contributions of our current faculty. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to, natural selection and adaptation, the evolution of behavior, conservation genetics, phylogenetics, and population genetics/genomics. Priority will be given to candidates with potential to integrate Grinnell’s field station, the Conard Environmental Research Area, into their teaching and research with students.  

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 18, 2022. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statements describing teaching interests and a research program that can involve undergraduates, and email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Liz Queathem, at or 641-269-3169. 

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. 

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.  


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