Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Plant Ecology

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2022

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Plant Ecology

The Department of Biology at Earlham College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Plant Ecology with teaching and research interests in field-based ecology. The position begins in July 2023 and is renewable, with satisfactory annual reviews, for up to three years.

The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching — in lecture, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a nationally ranked department at a small liberal arts college.

For an expanded description about Earlham College and the Department of Biology please visit:


Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to introductory team-taught and upper-level courses in ecology and botany. Applicants who have an expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially attractive: population, community, or landscape ecology of plants; quantitative methods; land management; population modeling. There are opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, and the college owns a natural history museum, greenhouse, herbarium, student-run farm, and hundreds of acres of natural properties managed by the Biology Department. The successful applicant will be expected to have a role in the management of the herbarium and greenhouse. Synergistic interactions with other departments/areas at the college are encouraged. The successful candidate will join a department with a long history of mentoring visiting faculty, supporting pedagogical innovation, and encouraging professional development.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent is required
  • Post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable.
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students

To Apply
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter - Address your interest in the opening explaining your relevant work history as it pertains to this position.
  • Statement of DEI – Submit your thoughts and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position, in a 300 – 1000 word statement. (Examples of helpful topics include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, and/or future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.)
  • Statement of your Teaching Philosophy.
  • Research statement addressing your research history, and your expected timeline and plans for establishing a research program at Earlham.
  • List of Three Professional References with Contact Information
Please Note: Review of applications will begin on Jan. 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Chris Smith, .

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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