Positions Available

Biology Laboratory Instructor

The Biology Department seeks a Laboratory Instructor for the 2015 spring semester and 2015-16 academic year. The appointment begins January 2015. Responsibilities include assisting faculty in the instruction and preparation of laboratories and field trips, attending course lectures, interacting with students, and grading. We seek an individual with broad training in biology, laboratory and/or field experience, adaptable skills and an ability to work well with others. In addition to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences, this position requires strong organizational and communication skills, flexibility, attention to detail, comfort driving a full-size van, and experience working with animals and a wide range of laboratory instrumentation. Teaching experience in an academic setting is highly valued. Please send a letter of application that summarizes relevant experience and interests, along with a CV/resume and the names and contact information for three appropriate professional references via email to: biology@swarthmore.edu OR as hard copies to: Lab Instructor Search Committee, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081. Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct 13, 2014, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology and Animal Behavior

The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory biology course as well as teaching intermediate-level courses with weekly laboratories in evolutionary biology (2015-16) and animal behavior (2016-17). Additionally, there may be an opportunity to teach an advanced seminar-style course (with laboratory projects) in an area that is complementary to our existing curriculum.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The College provides laboratory space and funds to support student research and faculty travel. The Biology Department is dedicated to educating and supporting a rich, diverse body of students and encourages candidates who will further advance the goals of fostering an inclusive community with diverse ideas and experiences. All application materials (curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation) should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online by January 12th, 2015. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Biology Department chair, Amy Cheng Vollmer, via email or by calling 610-328-8044.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, 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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