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The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2016. Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Successful candidates should be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college and will be prepared to contribute to an integrative Biology curriculum. They will be expected to establish an independent, active research program that will provide opportunities for undergraduate participation. The College offers competitive research start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching.

We seek a broadly trained geneticist whose research and course offerings complement those of other faculty in the department. Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, a one-semester course in genetics with a laboratory, and an advanced seminar with research projects in the area of the applicant’s interest. All application materials (curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation) should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online by October 9, 2015. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Liz Vallen via email.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located just 20 miles from Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.



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