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Assistant Professor of Biology

Position Type: Teaching Campus: McMinnville Description:

The Biology Department of Linfield College is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2014, whose research program investigates fundamental questions of animal physiology. We seek candidates who employ cutting-edge research technologies; candidates who use an omics approach (genomics, proteomics, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will teach four courses annually. A typical load consists of the following:  one course (candidate’s choice) from within our Core Curriculum (Molecular Cell Biology, Evolution, Genetics, or Ecology); a course with laboratory in animal physiology; one semester of Introductory Biology for biology and health sciences-related majors; and a non-majors course (no laboratory) in area of specialty.


The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to, and potential for, developing a vigorous research program with undergraduates. We are open to any research program that focuses on animal biology, but we have particular interest in neurobiology. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Linfield College is a selective, private liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research is highly valued.

Contact: To apply, please send: 1) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of courses the candidate would like to teach, and a research plan specific to this position as a single PDF and 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient at this time) to Ms. Jean Edelen ( Please use the subject line “Biology Search.” Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Anne Kruchten sent as PDF’s to Please request referees to place the candidate’s name in the subject line. If only paper copies of documents are available, they should be sent to Ms. Jean Edelen, Linfield College, Unit A468, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128. Refer to the Linfield College website for additional information regarding this position. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2013.