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Tenure Track Professor, Department of Biology

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Biology Department at Wesleyan University seeks a tenure-track professor (open rank) in evolutionary developmental biology and broadly related areas . The successful candidate will develop an active research program bringing integrative approaches to address fundamental problems in biology. We welcome applicants whose research draws on diverse empirical, conceptual, and modeling approaches in their chosen study organism. With an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, we seek a colleague to complement and contribute to our research and teaching strengths in cell and developmental biology, genomics and systems biology, neuroscience and behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

We are searching for an individual who can contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs and is committed to liberal arts education in a culturally diverse campus community. Teaching duties will include courses in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, with a normal load of one full-credit course per semester, plus complementary seminars. Additional duties include academic advising, mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels.

All tenure-track faculty in the Biology department are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and to be prepared to use their dedicated laboratory space in our new science building to launch an independent research program funded by extramural grants. Wesleyan University is a selective liberal-arts university with Ph.D. programs in Natural Sciences and Mathematics and in Ethnomusicology. The departmental and multidisciplinary programs provide a stimulating, interactive research environment supported by a central vivarium, research greenhouse, and core facilities that include shared instrumentation for cell and molecular biology, a high-performance computing facility, and confocal and electron microscopes.
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Biology and postdoctoral experience.
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints, (4) a statement of research accomplishments and plans, (5) a statement of teaching interests, (6) teaching evaluations (if available), (7) a diversity/equity/inclusion statement (describing how you will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as your experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups),

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that they submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and will include all applications received by December 31. For application-related questions, please email the Biology Department’s Administrative Assistant, Shana Sperry (

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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