Job Openings

Assistant Professor of Molecular or Cellular Biology

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2015. We are seeking candidates with research expertise in the broad area of molecular or cellular biology and who have a range of interests in biology. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not restricted to, cell biology, genetics, systems biology, synthetic biology, developmental biology and molecular approaches to the study of plant or animal physiology. The ideal candidate will engage in interdisciplinary research that builds bridges to other research programs at the College either within or outside the Department of Biology.

We seek candidates who have a significant interest in education and are dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, including introductory biology, molecular biology lecture and laboratory courses, and advanced courses appropriate to the person’s expertise. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded experimental research program that will involve 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 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A PhD is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a two-page statement of externally fundable research plans as PDF files to Review of applications will begin October 8, 2014. For further information contact: Professor Stephen Adolph ( Harvey Mudd College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.