Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology

Employer
Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

Posting Details

Posting Number:

0600827

Position Title:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Type:

Full-Time

Staff Term:

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

Faculty Term:

Full Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty

Department:

Biology

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Wheaton College (Norton, MA) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology to begin in Fall 2022 who is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research in an undergraduate liberal arts college environment. The 3/2 teaching responsibilities include introductory biology, applicable core 200-level courses (Anatomy & Physiology, and/or Genetics, and/or Microbiology) and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will play an active role in guiding the future of the Biology major and other related majors (Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, and Neuroscience), will maintain an active research program that engages undergraduates on multiple levels, and will complement existing strengths in the department. The Department of Biology includes 10 teaching faculty and is housed in a state-of-the-art LEED -certified science center.

Wheaton’s Biology Department is committed to innovative, inclusive pedagogy and to providing students with hands-on research opportunities from their first semester on campus, and has
been supported by an HHMI Grant for Inclusive Excellence in STEM . As a department focused
on equity and supporting diversity within academia, we strongly encourage applications from individuals who have been historically excluded from Biology and from those who are committed to diversifying the field through mentoring students. As a community, Wheaton College is committed to institutional equity, as outlined in our 10 Action Steps Towards Racial Justice . Our Diversity, Equity and Access Leadership ( DEAL ) group strives to create opportunities for innovative work to ensure that Wheaton consistently provides a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning community.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) a diversity statement describing past experiences and activities as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) three reference letters through the Wheaton College website: http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu . Please note that references will not be contacted upon application; confidential letters of reference will be collected at a later stage of the hiring process and applicants will be alerted ahead of time. Applications will be accepted until October 6, 2021 or until the position is filled. The candidate must have their PhD by the start of the 2022 Academic Year.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have their PhD by the start of the 2022 Academic Year.

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate will be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research in an undergraduate liberal arts college environment. The 3/2 teaching responsibilities include introductory biology, applicable core 200-level courses (Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, and/or Microbiology) and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will play an active role in guiding the future of the Biology major and other related majors (Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, and Neuroscience), will maintain an active research program that engages undergraduates on multiple levels, and will complement existing strengths in the department.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:

09/07/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Yes

Contact(s):

Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension:

508-286-8206

Contact Email:

careers@wheatoncollege.edu

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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19, and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Philosophy
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