Colby College: Faculty Position in Biology - Ecologist

Assistant Professor
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, 2017.

We seek an ecologist with a strong background in population or community ecology, experience with ecological modeling, 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 five courses per year (four in the first year), with laboratories constituting a portion of that load. The successful candidate will teach a 200-level ecology course with a field-based laboratory, a 300-level course in ecological modeling, an elective in the candidate’s area of specialization, and a 100-level course in some years. 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 February 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Women candidates may be considered for a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, which includes dedicated annual research funds.

Questions about this position should be directed to: [email protected]

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 underrepresented 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 11-Jan-2017