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Assistant Professor of Biology

Ramapo College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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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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Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.

Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with over 500 course offerings and more than 40 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an average class size of 21, which affords students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty


The Biology Convening Group at Ramapo College of New Jersey invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences, demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and provide an enriching research program suitable for undergraduate student involvement leading to conference presentations, research publications, and potential for extramural funding opportunities.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Evolutionary Biology, although other related areas of expertise will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include a 300-level course in Evolution, development of upper-level biology electives in the candidate’s field of expertise, and 100 and 200 level courses as needed by the program. Our facilities are well-suited for biological research in our newly renovated National Science Foundation funded research suite. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their research approach using any combination of modern experimental, computational, or theoretical approaches.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach Evolution and other courses in the major, maintain active participation in research, college service, and academic advisement.


Applications should include a CV, reprints of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of future research plans and its suitability for undergraduate research opportunities, and contact information for three references.


• Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences


• Teaching experience is required.

• Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.


Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.


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