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Connecticut College

Undergraduate Biology Education Research and Equity Pedagogy, Tenure-Track Faculty


The Department of Biology at Connecticut College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2021. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching expertise in undergraduate biology and demonstrated research experience in the area of undergraduate biology education, with an emphasis on equity pedagogy. We particularly encourage applicants with teaching expertise in physiology, ethics, and social justice. A Ph.D. in Biology or a sub-field is required by July 2021.

The Biology Department is committed to active scholarship, equity pedagogy, and innovative teaching practices. The successful candidate will develop an active research program focused on equity and inclusion in undergraduate biology education. The Department recently launched a new foundational curriculum centered on inquiry, skill development and critical thinking. The new hire is expected to teach courses in this curriculum, a 200-level Human Physiology course, and courses in our general education program, including a course focused on social difference and power in STEM. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in pedagogy programming through our Center for Teaching and Learning and opportunities for collaborative research with faculty and undergraduate students will be available. The teaching

load will be 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 in subsequent years. In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College will provide a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review.

The College is surrounded by a 750-acre arboretum, offering both maintained and natural areas. The Biology Department is located in a newly renovated science building. Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal-arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active

involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three recent letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted as PDF files to Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or submission process should be addressed to Phillip Barnes, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology Department,

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