The Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020. We seek candidates committed to excellence in teaching, with demonstrated ability to teach a diverse range of students with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, (dis)abilities, and nationality. The successful candidate will teach BIOL 162 (Introduction to Mechanisms of Multicellular Organisms), Comparative Vertebrate Morphology, an additional course for biology majors, and a course for non-science majors. The candidate will also be expected to establish a productive research program in vertebrate organismal biology that is well-suited to undergraduate participation. We expect that the successful candidate will bring expertise to the department in one or more related fields, such as biomechanics, paleobiology, physiology, animal behavior, or biology of a particular vertebrate group. Please note that the department's capabilities for supporting live animal research are limited, and individuals who require live animal facilities should contact the search chair before applying.
This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant field of biology. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. The successful candidate will have published scholarship and show promise in establishing an independent research program involving undergraduate students.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and plan for carrying out this research at an undergraduate institution, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see http://holycross.edu/mission). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the Colleges mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion (see http://holycross.edu/diversity).
Review of applications will begin on September 23rd, 2019. Initial Skype interviews of selected applicants will take place in early October. Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Julia Paxson (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee. To learn more about department, candidates are encouraged to visit our home page before submitting their application materials (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/biology).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.