Biology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor for an Evolutionary Ecologist

The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and who are committed to working effectively with a diverse student population.

We seek a broadly trained evolutionary ecologist whose research incorporates state-of-the-art methods and a strong field component to address questions of broad ecological significance. The successful candidate will teach the organismal course in our introductory sequence as well as upper-level courses in ecology and evolutionary biology. This individual will advise undergraduates in research and potentially participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies and/or Bioinformatics, Genomics & Proteomics. Normally, faculty members teach one course and two associated laboratory sections (or the equivalent) each semester.

A dynamic research program that is attractive to extramural funding agencies and involves talented undergraduates is expected. Start-up funds and internal funding for research are available. A Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a strong research record are required. We anticipate the appointment at the beginning assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment may be possible under special circumstances.

Application deadline is October 24, 2016 and all applications should be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36611. Email, fax, and paper applications will not be accepted. The application should include a cover letter addressed to Professor Joan Edwards (Chair, Biology Department), a curriculum vitae, concise statements of teaching and research plans, and three current letters of recommendation. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The College has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.