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Assistant Professor of Biology
The Lake Forest College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 2018. We are seeking a highly qualified organismal biologist to teach introductory organismal biology and upper-level courses in physiology and neurobiology in our newly expanded science center, and to conduct research with undergraduates. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for liberal arts education and readiness to contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Postdoctoral experience is required and demonstrated excellence in teaching beyond the traditional TA experience is strongly preferred. Candidates will be expected to develop an active undergraduate-led research program with the potential for publication and external funding. Excellent research facilities, start-up funds, and federally-funded research projects make our institution thrive.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female, with a significant number of first generation college students and traditionally underrepresented students in STEM. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
In a single pdf, please send your curriculum vitae, statement of specific teaching interests and philosophy, and research plan with undergraduates. Additionally, please request letters from three recommenders. All documents should be sent electronically to Dr. Karen Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2017.