Visiting Assistant Professor in Ecology


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Ecology
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor in Ecology
Williams College: Biology

Location: Williamstown, MA
Open Date: Jun 12, 2024

The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a strong commitment to excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin September 2024. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research and teaching, and who are committed to working effectively with a diverse student population.

We seek an ecologist/evolutionary biologist. Possible fields include (but are not limited to) evolutionary, community, population, behavioral or physiological ecology. The successful candidate will teach one section of an Ecology lab plus one section of an upper-level seminar in the fall semester, and an upper-level course in Evolution, with two lab sections, in the spring semester. There is also the opportunity to mentor undergraduate research projects during the winter term, and to hire undergraduate research assistants during the academic year.

Candidates who can involve talented undergraduates in a dynamic research program will be considered favorably. Some internal funding for research with students is available. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience and a strong research record are preferred. For more information on the Department of Biology, visit

Application Instructions
Review of applications will be on a rolling basis beginning July 1st and continuing until the position is filled, or until August 1st. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials by July 1st for full consideration. All applications should be submitted through Interfolio at Email, fax, and paper applications will not be accepted. The application should include the following, each as an independent document: (1) a cover letter addressed to Professor Manuel Morales (Search Committee Chair), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) a concise description of research plans. Your application should speak to your ability to work effectively with a broad student population that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religion. After an initial round of review, we will request three recommendation letters from those applicants who advance in the search. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

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Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (

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