The Departments of Biology and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed tenure track position in Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 15, 2018.
The successful candidate will contribute to curricular and scholarly activity in both departments, and will be expected to teach:
core courses at all levels in the environmental studies major, and
Ecological Principles in Biology.
Other relevant courses might include introductory biology, limnology, biogeochemistry, isotope ecology or remote sensing and GIS as dictated by the specific interests and expertise of the candidate. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the departments' commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations which are currently under-represented in areas such as biology, ecology, and environmental studies. Start-up funds are available.
Expect to complete a Ph.D. in an Ecological field by September 1, 2018.
show potential for excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting and for developing a research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students
have the ability to teach at all levels in the undergraduate biology and environmental studies curricula
Additional desirable but not required qualifications include postdoctoral research experience and/or previous teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop courses that serve/connect both departments.
The successful candidate will have responsibilities in three main areas:
Teaching. Teach core courses at all levels in the biology and environmental studies majors. The normal teaching load is six course-equivalents per year, divided evenly between the two departments. Serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate students
Scholarship. Develop a research program with the potential to attract external funding and suitable for participation by undergraduate students, including summer research opportunities that attract interest from majors in both departments.
Service. Enhance organizational effectiveness and community life through service to the departments and the college.
Application Procedure. Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/. A complete application consists of:
a cover letter introducing yourself and describing your interest in and qualifications for the position.
a current curriculum vitae.
a statement on teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experience you may have had (about 2 pages).
a statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a new St. Olaf faculty member (about 3-5 pages). You should assume the possibility of startup funds in the first two years sufficient to enable the development of a project with the potential to attract external funding.
official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship. (recommendation letters will be solicited from references by the search committee after an initial round of screening).
Evaluation of completed applications will begin on September 15, 2017. Our intention is to conduct finalist interviews in November and fill the position by early December. Candidates who are invited to campus for an interview will also be asked to submit a written 1-2 page reflection on the College's mission.
Contact Information: Inquiries about the position are welcome and can be sent to email@example.com . Responses will come from the search committee chair, Professor Charles Umbanhowar, 507-786-3397.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.
A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
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