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Searches for two tenure-track faculty positions are currently ongoing in the Biology Department:

  1. Assistant Professor in Aquatic Ecology
  2. Assistant Professor in Integrative Microbiology

Assistant Professor in AQUATIC ECOLOGY

The Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Integrative Aquatic Ecology. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in communities and/or freshwater systems, but we are open to applicants in any field of aquatic ecology that contributes to existing departmental strengths in molecular, behavioral, and ecological/evolutionary biology. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and master’s degree students. Teaching is valued equally with research, and may include an upper-level aquatic ecology course with lab, another course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and contributions to the introductory or integrative biology sequences. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology or a related field at the time of the appointment (10 August 2016). Postdoctoral research experience is required, and previous experience teaching undergraduate courses will be viewed favorably.

Candidates must apply online:  https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22156

To apply, submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statements of research and teaching interests, up to three representative publications and a list of courses taken/taught relevant to aquatic ecology. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, 22 October 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

The campus environment includes a 16-ha lake that separates hundreds of hectares of second-growth forest from lands occupied by college buildings and other development. Six perennial freshwater streams drain to the lake, with tidal water immediately downstream. Located between the James and York Rivers, the college campus and surrounding region provide ample opportunities for aquatic research and academic instruction.

For additional inquiries about the position and/or application process, contact [[rmcham,Dr. Randy Chambers]].

Assistant Professor in INTEGRATIVE MICROBIOLOGY

The Department of Biology at the College of William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Integrative Microbiology position, with a research focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms, preferably in eukaryotic systems/health science, to begin August 10, 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program (BSL2 or lower) involving both undergraduate and master’s degree students. Teaching responsibilities would likely include teaching Microbiology (with a lab) or an alternative course at the freshmen-sophomore level one semester, and an upper level course (with a lab) or advanced seminar the other semester. Candidates must demonstrate the potential and motivation to achieve excellence in teaching. This includes communication skills and the ability to engage highly motivated students in both large and small courses, from molecular to whole-organism levels of biological organization. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a focus in integrative microbiology at the time of application, and post-doctoral research experience is expected. Previous experience teaching undergraduate courses and mentoring research students would be viewed favorably.

Candidates must apply online: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22248

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 2, 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. For questions about the position, contact [[laalli,Dr. Lizabeth A. Allison]].

More information about the College of William & Mary can be found at: {{https://www.wm.edu}}. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment. The College is an EO/AA Employer.

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