Tenure Track Position in Conservation Biology

The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Conservation Biology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2021. Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, an intermediate level course in Conservation Biology that includes laboratory and/or fieldwork, and an advanced seminar in an area of the applicant’s interest. The College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators, and a generous sabbatical policy. The candidate will have a laboratory and office space in a new building, with access to a state-of-the-art and professionally staffed greenhouse and animal facility.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have a PhD in biology or a closely related field.  Post-doctoral experience or comparable professional work is desirable. The strongest candidates will be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college and will be prepared to contribute to an integrative biology curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, active research program that can effectively engage motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. We also request that job applicants include a one-page contributions to diversity statement with their application. In this statement the applicant should explain their experience with and plans to increase recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students. All application materials should be submitted using Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/77478 by October 15, 2020. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Vince Formica, at conservation.bio@swarthmore.edu .

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