Colby College: Assistant Professor of Biology - Cell Biologist

Waterville, Maine

The Department of Biology at Colby College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology to begin September 1, 2019. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine.

We seek a cell biologist with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and an empirical research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. A Ph.D. is expected and postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Teaching involves the equivalent of 4.5 courses per year, with laboratories constituting a portion of that load. Teaching responsibilities will include a 200-level cell biology course with laboratory, a 300-level biochemistry course, and an elective in the candidate's area of specialization. In some years, teaching duties may include an introductory cell and molecular biology course.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduates, and that complements our department's existing research strengths. Our facilities are well-suited for work with non-mammalian model organisms and cultured cell lines. Active affiliations with the Jackson Laboratory, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences provide potential for collaborative research opportunities. An attractive startup package is available.


Please submit a letter of application that explains your interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy including strategies for inclusivity, a research statement, three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts, to: Application review will begin October 12 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to: [email protected] For more information about Colby's Biology department, please visit:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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last updated 24-Aug-2018