Assistant Professor of Biology – Physiology
The Berea College Biology Program invites applications for a tenure-track Physiology position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology, physiology, or closely-related area, a strong commitment to teaching, and the ability to actively engage undergraduates in research in the classroom and in teaching/research labs. Post-doctoral training and experience with molecular techniques is a plus but not a requirement. Previous college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include a junior/senior-level Human Physiology course, an advanced course in applicant’s area of specialty, the introductory majors biology course (BIO110: Modern Biology), and occasional offerings in the College’s General Education Program. The candidate will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for College-supported Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Grants to fund summer research involving undergraduate students and will also be expected to seek outside funding as research progresses. The candidate is also expected to supervise laboratory teaching assistants as they fulfill their college labor requirement. Program and College service is also required.
The Biology Program has seven full-time faculty members who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching and research excellence and welcomes all candidates who are committed to working in such an environment. Biology is housed in the Charles Martin Hall Science Building, which has facilities and equipment to support teaching laboratory experiences, research projects, and also laboratory and field scholarly research. In addition to facilities on campus, Biologists also have ready access to the 8000-acre Berea College Forest, the John B. Stephenson Memorial Forest including Anglin Falls, and the Owsley Fork Reservoir.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of a research program that would involve undergraduate collaborators, and three letters of recommendation to: BioSearch@berea.edu. Consideration of applicants will begin in mid-October, and final applications are due November 15, 2013.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.