Colby College: Assistant Professor of Biology-Ecologist

Colby College-Waterville, ME

The Department of Biology at Colby College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology to begin September 1, 2019.

We seek an ecologist with a strong background in macroecology, evolutionary ecology, or community ecology, expertise in natural history, and an empirical research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students. A commitment to undergraduate education and a Ph.D. are expected; postdoctoral experience is desirable. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will promote diversity, inclusion and equity at Colby.

Teaching involves the equivalent of 4.5 courses per year, with laboratories constituting a portion of that load. The successful candidate will teach a 200-level ecology course with a field-based laboratory in some years, an elective course with a field-based laboratory in the candidate's area of specialization, and in our introductory biology course that focuses on evolution and diversity. An active research program, including supervision of undergraduate research, will be expected. An attractive startup package is available.

The location of Colby College in Central Maine provides access to unparalleled resources for teaching and research in ecology, with a 700-acre campus located in a matrix of forested and agricultural landscapes, and ready access to freshwater, marine, and montane habitats. Greenhouses, growth chambers, high-performance computing, and other modern facilities support ecological research. In addition to colleagues within the Biology department, Colby's Environmental Studies program, the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, local non-profits and state agencies provide potential collaborations.

Please submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy including strategies for inclusivity, a research statement, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Application review will begin October 12, 2018 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 31-Aug-2018