[Plant-education] Two tenure-track positions in Biology

Robertson, Diane ROBERTDC at Grinnell.EDU
Mon Jul 25 08:39:55 EST 2005

The following two tenure-track positions in the Biology Department at
Grinnell College will be advertised shortly:

Grinnell College Department of Biology
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Microbiology and Plant Biology
Grinnell College invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions
(microbiology and plant biology) at the rank of assistant professor in the
Department of Biology. The positions begin in August, 2006.  The successful
candidates will be expected to teach two courses in our inquiry-based
curriculum (Introduction to Biological Inquiry [Bio 150] and either
Molecules, Cells, and Organisms [Bio 251] or Organisms, Evolution and
Ecology [Bio 252]) and a third course at the upper-level in the candidate¹s
area of specialty.  Candidates will be expected to teach in the general
education program (e.g. the first-year tutorial) of the college as well.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience and plan an active
research program involving undergraduates.  Start-up funds, excellent
equipment, new and recently renovated facilities, support for
student-faculty research, and a biological field station are available.
Grinnell is a highly selective, residential, liberal-arts college with an
enrollment of about 1500 students from across the country and around the
world.  One-third of the college¹s students major in the sciences, including
about 35 biology and 15 biological chemistry graduates in recent years.  The
department has 12 faculty with active research programs and offers an
innovative curriculum centered around research-based learning; for
information see http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/biology/.  In their letters
of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a
teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that
emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity; they
should also address their ability to teach one of the department¹s
second-year core courses and upper division courses in the areas of either
microbiology or plant biology.  Send c.v., three letters of recommendation,
copies of all transcripts, and other supporting materials to:  Charles H.
Sullivan, (specify Microbiology or Plant Biology) Search Committee,
Department of Biology, Grinnell College, 1116 8th Avenue, Grinnell, IA
50112-1690 (phone 641-269-3042; fax 641-269-4285; biologysearch at grinnell.edu
<mailto:sullivac at grinnell.edu> ).  Electronic applications will not be
accepted.  To be assured of full consideration, all materials should be
received by October 3, 2005.
Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who
collectively reflect the diversity of the nation.  No applicant shall be
discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.
For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at
www.grinnell.edu <http://www.grinnell.edu/> .


Diane C. Robertson, Ph.D.           Phone:  641-269-3039
Biology Department                  Fax:    641-269-4285
Grinnell College                    robertdc at grinnell.edu
Grinnell, Iowa  50112

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