Biology/Environmental Studies Tenure Track 2022-23

St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota
Jul 16, 2021
Sep 14, 2021
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The Departments of Biology & Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota, invite applications for a full-time, tenure track position as an Environmental Scientist at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. We are looking for candidates who hold a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field.

Position Description: The successful candidate should:

  • show potential for excellence in teaching within a liberal arts setting, developing a research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students, and with promise of attracting external funding
  • have a strong and demonstrated commitment to promoting the equitable inclusion of students and colleagues of all backgrounds in all aspects of college life
  • have the ability to teach at all levels in the undergraduate biology and environmental studies curricula, including integrative courses

Duties also involve advising, committee service, departmental and institutional obligations such as attending faculty meetings. The school is mindful that serving two departments requires special care, and both departments are committed to developing a reasonable workload that avoids overload of service to the two departments.

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Applicants must submit materials online at  

A complete application includes: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), A statement of teaching philosophy (about 500 words), A statement describing the research you propose to carry out at St. Olaf (about 750 to 1250 words), The contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.