Assistant Professor of Biology (Physiology)

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Connecticut College

The Department of Biology at Connecticut College seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the broad area of Physiology to start in July of 2019. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and post-doctoral experience. While the position is open to all areas of physiology, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in neurophysiology.  The successful candidate will develop an active research program that includes undergraduates and utilizes state of the art laboratory spaces in our newly renovated science building.  A competitive start-up package will be offered. 

The candidate will join a department of teacher/scholars, who are committed to equity pedagogy, full participation, and innovative teaching practices.  In addition to teaching courses in their area of expertise, the position also requires contributions to our newly designed biology curriculum.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including Behavioral Neuroscience.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see AA/EEO.

Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three recent letters of recommendation.  All materials should be submitted online through Interfolio  Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position or the submission process should be addressed to Phillip Barnes, Chair of the Search Committee, at