Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure-Track

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
Oxford College
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Oxford College
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Oxford College, a unique two-year liberal arts college within Emory University, invites applications for a tenure-track position in biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2024. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the educational and intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. 

We seek a broadly trained biologist whose research incorporates a strong field component to address questions of biological significance related to areas such as aquatic or terrestrial landscape ecology, community ecology, population ecology, organismal biology, conservation biology, or evolution. The successful candidate will teach within our introductory biology curriculum, which covers topics in cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biodiversity, and evolution. They will also have the opportunity to teach organismal and/or field courses, and seminar courses. The typical teaching load for Oxford College faculty in the sciences is two courses, with associated labs, each semester. Prospective candidates will have a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as engagement in an active research program with the potential to involve first and second-year undergraduates.  

The Oxford Science Building, which opened in 2016, is an intentionally designed space that promotes student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM. We expect the candidate could benefit from the OxHouse Science Center, a 47-acre property 5 minutes from campus that includes forests, fields, a 2-acre pond, and intermittent streams. Oxford's location provides other nearby nature for field study. In addition to excellent facilities, Oxford College has several resources to support faculty professional development including the Oxford Center for Teaching and Scholarship. 



Required - A Ph.D. in a biological science or a related-discipline, completed by August 2024 

Desirable – Candidates with experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply. Biology faculty use recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE as guiding principles.  


Application Instructions 


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, a 1–2-page statement of teaching philosophy including approaches and experiences that promote equity and inclusion with a diverse group of undergraduate students, a 1–2-page scholarship statement describing research goals that might be accomplished in a setting like Oxford College, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and names and contact information of three potential references. The cover letter should describe the candidate's qualifications for the position, their approach to promoting equity and inclusion across teaching, mentoring and/or in scholarship as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college with first and second-year students. Applicants are required to submit these materials through Interfolio. Evaluation of candidates will begin October 2nd, 2023, and will continue until the position is filledInquiries may be directed to Dr. Sarah Fankhauser (sarah.fankhauser@emory.edu). 

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring. 


Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/130755.

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