Professor of Conservation Biology

Asheville, North Carolina
Oct 15, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type


Warren Wilson College seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position as a Professor of Conservation Biology in the Biology Department. The successful applicant must be able to teach courses in Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Ecology, General Biology, and disciplinary courses in their specialty that will support Warren Wilson College’s thriving conservation program.  The position also includes mentoring students in undergraduate research projects and academic advising for baccalaureate core requirements and major requirements as well as pre-professional advising for students pursuing careers in conservation and resource management.  This is a full-time, continuing faculty position in an extended contract system.

The Biology Department of Biology emphasizes hands-on immersive studies of the living world within the context of a liberal arts education. The program awards two degrees: a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Conservation Biology. The Biology major allows students to explore a broad range of biological disciplines and scales of organization (ranging from molecules to ecosystems), as well as the opportunity to explore one of several specialized areas in greater depth. The Conservation Biology major is designed for students wishing to specialize in conservation-oriented research, with the intent to pursue graduate school in the natural sciences and/or work as conservation scientists in academia, government, or the private sector.

Successful candidates will have evidence of excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a track record of relevant scholarly activity.


  • Regular teaching load is 24 credit hours per year; typically, 4 credits are re-assigned to mentor undergraduate research projects.
  • Provide academic and career advising to students within Biology and Conservation Biology.
  • Mentor student research projects within the Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence.
  • Participate in and contribute to the business of the Biology Department.
  • Contribute to the college’s General Education Program, as appropriate.
  • Service to the college, and ongoing professional development and scholarly activity.


  • PhD in relevant field earned by July 1, 2019.
  • Successful undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and scholarship
  • Commitment to experiential and applied learning pedagogy
  • Past work in diverse or multicultural environments; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work with a diverse groups of students and colleagues

Interested candidates should apply electronically and should include in their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three professional letters of reference.  Cover letter should describe how the position aligns with the candidate's expertise and interests and explain how, as a teacher, scholar, mentor, or community member, the candidate would contribute to Warren Wilson College's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Electronic submission is required.  Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the search concludes.


Warren Wilson College is an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. The college’s educational model integrates academics, campus work, and community engagement for a rich, challenging student experience.  We seek individuals with a genuine interest in our unique approach to education, and a willingness to fully participate in the life of the college.

We desire a diverse faculty and a community that reflects a global outlook.  WWC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.