[Comp-neuro] Organismal Assistant Professor of Biology Position

Weaver, Adam L aweaver2 at smcvt.edu
Thu Dec 11 19:03:52 CET 2014

Dear Colleagues,
                I respectfully submit an advertisement below for an organismal biologist in our department of Biology.  The job description and method of application are described below.  Please share with suitable candidates.

Specifically, we are seeking an excellent educator whose research interests and training will lend themselves to serving the growing number of Biology majors interested in the health-care professions.  Expertise in the area of developmental neuroscience is specifically encouraged.  This is a tenure-track position with a Fall 2014 start date.  As I am on the search committee, I cannot answer any questions regarding the position but the website allows one to ask questions of the chair of the committee.

Thank you,

Adam L. Weaver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Saint Michael's College
Chief Advisor of the Health Professions, NEAAHP


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Specifically we are seeking an excellent educator who's research interests and training will lend themselves to serving the growing number of Biology majors interested in the health care professions.  This is a tenure track position with a Fall 2014 start date.

Full posting follows:
Assistant Professor of Biology






Colchester, VT


Mar 03, '14



About Saint Michael's College :

At Saint Michael's College students are challenged to do their best, find their niche, take on opportunities to grow, and immerse themselves in academic pursuits. A residential Catholic college, Saint Michael's is steeped in the social justice spirit of its founding priests, the Edmundites. Saint Michael's is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America's top 10 college towns. Headed by President John J. Neuhauser, the college has 1,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Saint Michael's also features an extraordinary Wilderness Program and rare Fire & Rescue Squad, both of which other colleges use as models. Identified by the Princeton Review, 2014 as one of the nation's Best 378 Colleges, and included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, Saint Michael's students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Goldwater, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other awards. The college is one of the nation's top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Saint Michael's College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position for an assistant professor of biology starting in the 2014-2015 academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the team teaching of introductory biology and to teach upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in the areas of human anatomy and physiology thus enhancing the department's offerings for students interested in post-graduate opportunities in health care.  Advising students pursuing careers in the health professions will become part of this new faculty member's role.  The successful candidate must also maintain a productive scholarship program focusing on research at the organismal level providing opportunities for student involvement. For example, focus areas of scholarship could include, but are not limited to the following (listed in alphabetical order, not in order of preference): anatomy, biomechanics, developmental biology, embryology, kinesiology, functional morphology, neurobiology, physiology, or vertebrate evolution.  Please note however that the Biology Department does not have facilities to maintain live mammals.  Research programs strictly at the population or cell and molecular levels are not compatible with this position.


  *   Ph.D. in biology or related organismal field
  *   College-level teaching experience
  *   Promising record of scholarship
  *   Willingness to participate as part of a team of colleagues with the primary focus being the learning and development of our students
  *   Direct experience in the health care industry or in advising pre-health students would be valued

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and be able to apply appropriate technology to the teaching & learning process. Candidates should be supportive of the mission of this Catholic, residential, liberal arts college with an undergraduate enrollment of 2,000 students.  Saint Michael's College is committed to fostering and affirming an inclusive, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Applicants are invited to discuss how they might contribute to this diversity in their cover letter.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button.

  *   Cover letter, including statement of teaching philosophy, research objectives, and addressing the balance between teaching and research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution.
  *   Research statement detailing the fit of your program of scholarship in the context of a small liberal arts college and how undergraduate students will participate in your research.
  *   Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of at least three references.  Finalists will be contacted before we contact referees.

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