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Assistant Professor of Biology

Eckerd College
Gulfport, Florida, US
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Ecology, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Assistant Professor of Biology, tenure-track position, to start in September 2022 Eckerd College invites applications for a new, tenure-track
position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2022.
We seek an Evolutionary Biologist with expertise in one of the
following fields: evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, micro
evolutionary process, or macroevolution. We seek a broadly trained
scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and
mentoring undergraduates, and training them in a program of
research and publication. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is
required, preferably with postdoctoral research and teaching
The college is situated on a 188 acres waterfront campus on
Tampa Bay, allowing direct access to an extraordinary diversity of
terrestrial, marine and freshwater species. The James Center for
Molecular and Life Sciences houses the Biology and Chemistry
departments and features the latest in laboratory instrumentation.
Eckerd College is part of a large scientific research community
located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The candidate will teach seven course equivalents per academic
year (3-1-3), including Principles of Ecology, and our first-year
introductory course Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity. The
successful candidate will also be expected to develop an
upper-level course in Evolutionary Biology in line with their area
of expertise.
Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general
education program is required, including a regular rotation in the
two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only
independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a
tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring
excellence. Submit a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy,
description of research plans, graduate and undergraduate
transcripts, and contact information for three references so that
letters of recommendation can be requested, via
Applications must be completed by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jeff Goessling
Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty,
staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd
is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age,
gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is
especially interested in attracting candidates from historically
underrepresented groups.
Employment will require a successful background check.
Eckerd College requires all employees to have been fully
vaccinated for COVID-19. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Assistant Professor, Location: Saint Petersburg, FL - 33711
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