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Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology

Employer
Colorado College
Location
Fountain, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology

Is this a tenure track position?: Yes
Position Status: Full-time

Position Summary:
Colorado College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for the Department of Molecular Biology to start in the fall of 2023. Commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive undergraduate education and mentoring undergraduates in research is required. Primary teaching responsibilities will include MB131 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, MB201 Introductory Lab in Molecular Cellular Biology and Genetics, and one or more elective courses that complement and add variety to the current course offerings. We are interested in broadening the research interests of the Department of Molecular Biology, which currently include developmental genetics, neurobiology, molecular microbiology, immunology, and evolutionary genetics. Applicants should clearly address how their research interests diversify rather than duplicate existing research expertise in the Department of Molecular Biology. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the research interest of the Department of Molecular Biology by visiting our faculty profiles: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/molecularbiology/people/index.html. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in research. The College is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the college community and has made a commitment to be an antiracist institution. Applicants should specify how they will contribute to these College commitments. Applications materials must be received by September 16, 2022. Additional information about Colorado College is available at http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu. Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution of roughly 2000 undergraduates, located in Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. The College is distinctive for its modular "Block Plan" calendar. The academic year is divided into eight 3 1/2-week blocks; during each block, students take and faculty teach one course at a time. Faculty teach six blocks per academic year. In the Department of Molecular Biology the typical teaching load is five blocks plus the supervision of student research counting as a sixth block. Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or a related discipline and postdoctoral research experience (or similar).

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate teaching experience and undergraduate research mentoring experience.

To apply, visit https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/6274

Open Until Filled: No
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Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time): 9/16/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Successful candidates should exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and research that involves mentoring undergraduates. Applicants' cover letters should address directly how their research expertise complements and does not duplicate existing faculty expertise, and how their research program is amenable to undergraduate involvement and the resources at a liberal arts college. The College is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the college community and has made a commitment to be an antiracist institution. Information is available here: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/antiracism-commitment/ Applicants should specify how they will contribute to these College commitments through teaching and research in a required Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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