Assistant Professor of Biology – Plant Biology
The Department of Biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in plant biology position beginning August 2021. We are particularly excited about, but not limited to, applicants with a focus on cellular processes. Teaching responsibilities include participating in biology core courses as needed (Contemporary Biosciences, Principles of Biology I, Principles of Biology II, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution) and upper division electives in their specialty. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral training and/or teaching experience preferred. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. Because both teaching and research are highly valued, we seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as an active research program that has the potential to involve undergraduates. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution which has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. We are located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter in which candidate includes how his/her teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/78068. Questions may be directed to Dr. Aileen Bailey.
Review of applications will begin September 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.