Trinity College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biology (Ecologist)

The Biology Department invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Biology to begin in fall 2020. We seek a broadly trained field ecologist with a strong commitment to teaching a diverse student body, and research that integrates undergraduate students in a liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities include a majors course in Ecology, an upper-level course in their area of expertise (e.g., Community Ecology, Urban Ecology), and a course that contributes to the department's biological diversity requirements (e.g., Plant Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, or Entomology). Other teaching duties include annual contributions to introductory biology and periodic offerings in nonmajors science courses. The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program involving undergraduates that takes advantage of Trinity's urban location and varied local ecosystems. Applicants who examine ecological interactions and processes at the population, community, or ecosystem level and integrate a strong field component into their research and teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The Department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in Connecticut's capital city of Hartford. Hartford is located on the Connecticut River and has an extensive park and green corridor network. The greater Hartford area includes diverse forested and aquatic ecosystems across an urban-rural gradient. Our student body, in the department and campus-wide, is diverse, coming from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the U.S. and internationally.

Trinity College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applicants from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities reflective of our student body. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and mentorship are preferred.

The application should include a detailed CV, a statement of teaching and mentoring, a statement of research, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, up to three representative recent research papers, as well as names and contact information for three references. Consideration of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application via the Trinity College Human Resources web page: Inquiries can be sent to Professor Kent Dunlap [email protected]

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last updated 8-Sep-2019