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The Keck Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biology with an emphasis in animal evolution and/or functional morphology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July, 2024. We are especially interested in applicants whose work explores form and function in an ecological and evolutionary context and who incorporate quantitative and/or computational techniques, including phylogenetic approaches.  We seek broadly trained evolutionary biologists who are committed to 1) developing a vibrant research program that fully engages undergraduate students, 2) excellence in teaching, and 3) promoting inclusivity in research and teaching.  The position will involve teaching a vertebrate anatomy course with lab, participation in the introductory biology sequence, and the opportunity to develop advanced undergraduate and non-majors courses in the candidate’s field.

The department, which houses the biology, chemistry, neuroscience, environmental analysis, and physics faculty for Pitzer and Scripps Colleges (two of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges), offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural sciences. The Department supports faculty success through mentorship, opportunities for professional development, and regular sabbaticals. The department also offers many shared facilities in support of research including an animal care facility, a microscope facility, and a new greenhouse in Fall 2024. Faculty of the Keck Science Department are part of the rich intellectual environment of the Claremont Colleges consortium and benefit from close proximity to major research universities in the Southern California region, enabling collaboration both within and outside the department. The Department will open a new state-of-the-art science facility, the Nucleus in Fall 2024. The department anticipates multiple hires across the sciences in the current year (https://sites.google.com/view/scripps-pitzer-science-dept/biology).  Additional information about the department may be found at http://www.kecksci.claremont.edu/.  A Ph.D. degree, post-doctoral experience, and a record of scholarly publication are required.

Applications should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/127723 and must include (1) a cover letter describing your interest in, and summarizing your capacity for, the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of your proposed undergraduate-centered research program, (4) a statement describing your approach to teaching and how you pursue excellence in teaching, (5) a description of how you have fostered and/or will foster the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (6) the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should identify in their application materials any areas of intersection between their teaching and research interests, as well as their diversity statements, and the academic missions of Scripps and Pitzer Colleges. Please notify your three references that we will require letters of recommendation promptly should you advance to the semifinalist stage. Inquiries regarding the position may be e-mailed to Associate Professor Jenna Monroy at jmonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

The salary for this position will range from $90,000-98,500 and will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The Keck Science Department of Pitzer and Scripps Colleges is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.