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Assistant Professor of Plant Biology (Tenure-Track)

September 05, 2017


Earlham College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, a tenure-track position with teaching and research interests in field-based ecology and evolutionary biology. The position in the Department of Biology begins in July 2018.

The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching — in lecture, laboratory and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a nationally ranked department at a small liberal arts college.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to introductory team-taught and upper-level courses in ecological/evolutionary/organismal biology. Applicants who have an expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially attractive: population, community or landscape ecology of plants; quantitative methods; plant systematics; natural history; conservation; land management. There are opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, and the College owns a natural history museum, greenhouse, herbarium, student-run farm, and hundreds of acres of natural properties managed by the Department of Biology.

Experience & Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required; post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable.

For an expanded description about Earlham College and the Department of Biology please visit our website.

Application Instructions

Please send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and an explicit plan detailing how you plan to interact with and teach a diverse community to:

Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to

Email any direct questions about the position to Chris R. Smith, Ph.D., at

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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