The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure track position in Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2024. Teaching responsibilities include a team-taught introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology course, an intermediate-level course in Microbiology that includes weekly laboratories, 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 research and teaching laboratory and office space in a new building, with access to state-of-the-art tissue culture and microscopy facilities, and a 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. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty
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 and maintain an independent, active research program that can effectively engage motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
Please submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. We also request that job applicants submit a one-page statement explaining their experience with and plans to increase recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse student body. All application materials should be submitted using lnterfolio at apply.interfolio.com/127159 by October 1, 2023. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Nick Kaplinsky, at email@example.com.
Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.