Job: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Biology, Lewis & Clark College

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Biology

The Biology Department at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in molecular biology to begin Fall 2017. We seek a colleague who shares our enthusiasm for providing students from diverse backgrounds with outstanding teaching, research, and mentoring in science. Candidates should be committed to excellent teaching and to developing a productive, externally funded research program involving undergraduates. The ideal candidate will establish a research program that uses experimental approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms that underlie the regulation of gene expression (for example, chromatin modifications, epigenetics, noncoding RNAs) and/or genome integrity and stability. Teaching expectations include five semester-long lecture courses or laboratory sections each academic year. These courses will include molecular biology with an investigative laboratory, one other upper division course in an area related to their specialty, rotating responsibility in our core biology course Investigations in Cell and Molecular Biology, and contributions to the College’s general education program. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Biology Department and the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program. The College’s PHS certification does not currently cover the care and use of mammals in research, so candidates who study microbes, plants, or non-mammalian animals are preferable. 

Please submit application materials via Interfolio (; click on “apply” to create a free account). Letters of application should address clearly how the candidate’s teaching/research interests and experiences would contribute to the Biology Department,. Materials should include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of research plans; statement of teaching experience/interests/philosophy; graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine); three letters of recommendation; and representative reprints. Each recommendation letter should be submitted by the letter writer via Interfolio. We encourage candidates to submit their applications, including letters, by October 1, 2016; however, we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. The College conducts background checks on finalists for all positions.

Lewis & Clark College is a private, HHMI-funded liberal arts college of 2,000 undergraduates in Portland, Oregon. Our nationally recognized Biology Department enjoys a warm, collegial atmosphere, and has a strong commitment to student learning and involvement in our active, externally funded research programs. For more information about the Department visit: Address questions about the position or the application process to Tamily Weissman, Chair of the Search Committee, at


Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR. The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See



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