Job Openings

Assistant Professor of Genomics

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2016.  We are seeking candidates with a research program in the area of experimental genomics (or other -omic areas) with a significant computational, statistical or modeling component.

Candidates should have a significant interest in education and be dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the integration of computational and quantitative approaches throughout the undergraduate life sciences curriculum. These may include lecture and laboratory courses in introductory biology, molecular biology, and genetics/genomics. In addition, the successful candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded, experimental research program involving undergraduate students.

Harvey Mudd College is a small and highly selective private undergraduate college of science, mathematics, and engineering. In their first two years, all Harvey Mudd students complete a core curriculum comprising courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics, as well as the humanities, social sciences and arts. Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont University Consortium (, which includes four other undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. Claremont is about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a 2-page statement of externally-fundable research plans as PDF files to Application materials should explicitly address how the applicant’s teaching and research will take advantage of the unique education offered by the Harvey Mudd Core Curriculum and the department’s interdisciplinary joint major programs. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015.  For further information contact: Prof. Anna Ahn (

Harvey Mudd College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.