Assistant Professor of Biology

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Pomona College is searching for an Animal Physiologist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. Applicants should have a doctorate in biology or a closely related field. Additional qualifications include previous teaching experience with a strong interest in teaching undergraduates, a desire to mentor underrepresented populations, postdoctoral experience, and potential to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will offer an upper-level course in Animal Physiology with a laboratory in fall and in spring will participate in teaching either Introductory Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or Introductory Cell Biology or both courses in alternate spring semesters. Additional courses may include advanced classes in the candidate's area of expertise.

Pomona College and the Biology Department support equal access to higher education. Just under forty-nine percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2025) self-identify as domestic students of color, 15% international and 13% are first generation college students. We are seeking candidates who have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Pomona College has access to a broad range of natural habitats including California sage scrub, deserts, mountains, coastal habitats, and urban environments. Teaching and research facilities include the Bernard Field Station, an 85-acre preserve within walking distance of the college and state of the art laboratory facilities. Pomona College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.

Pomona College welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, including descriptions of courses taught, (5) a statement addressing personal commitment to and experience in mentoring a diverse student body, (6) graduate school transcripts, and (7) the names, positions, phone numbers and email addresses of two recommenders. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be referred to Prof. Nina Karnovsky, Dept. Chair, at email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain a faculty which mirrors the rich diversity and backgrounds seen in our student body, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.