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[Plant-education] Tenure-track position in plant biology-Grinnell College

Robertson, Diane ROBERTDC at Grinnell.EDU
Mon Aug 14 11:13:14 EST 2006

Grinnell College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
plant biology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates must have a
Ph.D., post-doctoral experience and plan an active research program
involving undergraduates.  The position will begin in August 2007.  The
successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses (with labs) in
our inquiry-based curriculum:  Introduction to Biological Inquiry (Bio 150);
Molecules, Cells, and Organisms (Bio 251); and a third course at the upper
level in the candidate¹s area of specialty.  We seek candidates with a
background in plant molecular biology, biochemistry, development, or
physiology.  The successful candidate should demonstrate an interest in
participation in the College¹s general education offerings.  Start-up funds,
excellent equipment, new and recently renovated facilities, support for
student-faculty research, and a biological field station are available.
Grinnell is a highly selective, residential, liberal-arts college with an
enrollment of approximately 1500 students from across the country and around
the world. One-third of the college¹s students major in the sciences,
including about 30 biology and 15 biological chemistry graduates per year in
recent years.  The department has 12 faculty with active research programs
and offers an innovative curriculum centered around research-based learning;
for information see:  http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/biology/.  In their
letters of application, candidates should address their ability to teach
courses described above, and discuss their interest in developing as a
teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that
emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.  Candidates should also
address how they can contribute to diversity, a core value of the Grinnell
College community.  Please send c.v., copies of all transcripts, and other
supporting materials to:  Dr. Vincent Eckhart, Plant Biology Search
Committee, Department of Biology, Grinnell College, 1116 8th Avenue,
Grinnell, IA  50112-1690 (phone 641-269-4354; fax 641-269-4285;
biologysearch at grinnell.edu ).  Candidates should also arrange for three
letters of recommendation to be sent the mailing address above.  To be
assured full consideration, all materials should be received by October 16,
Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who
collectively reflect the diversity of the nation.  No applicant shall be
discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.
For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at
www.grinnell.edu <http://www.grinnell.edu/> .

Diane C. Robertson, Ph.D.           Phone:  641-269-3039
Biology Department                  Fax:    641-269-4285
Grinnell College                    robertdc at grinnell.edu
Grinnell, Iowa  50112

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