Tenure-Track Position at Vassar College
The Department of Biology at Vassar College invites applications for
a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor.
seek a biologist whose research and teaching interests include
bioinformatic approaches. Areas of expertise may include but are not
the following: evolution, functional or comparative genomics,
microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, physiological systems,
biochemistry/proteomics. The successful candidate should expect to
develop an upper-level course on bioinformatics as well as teach at
introductory and intermediate levels. Development of a research
program with student participation is expected and start-up funding is
provided. A Ph.D. in biological science is required and postdoctoral
experience is preferred. This position is funded in part by a grant
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Vassar College.
Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational
liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts
colleges in the
country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education,
for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of
campus. Vassar is located in the scenic Hudson Valley, 70 miles
north of New York City.
The Department of Biology (http://biology.vassar.edu/) consists of
15 faculty and eight administrative/technical support staff. Faculty
research interests span the breadth of modern biology. Resources
include the department's own building with an epiflourescent and
microscopy laboratory, a phytotron facility, an attached greenhouse,
an animal vivarium, computing facilities, and a field station on a
ecological preserve. The department offers programs in Biology,
Biochemistry and Biopsychology, and actively participates in
multidisciplinary programs such as Cognitive Science, Environmental
Science, Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology and Society.
The department is proud of its long?standing tradition of involving
undergraduates in research, and it's strong record of securing funding
from external sources, including NIH, NSF, ONR, HHMI, the American
Heart Association, and the Research Corporation.
Send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, representative
reprints, a statement of research interests and goals, a statement on
interests, and three letters of reference to Mark Schlessman, Chair,
Department of Biology, Box 731, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
12604; schlessman at vassar.edu. Review of applications will begin on 8
November 2002 and continue until the position is filled.