University of Washington School of Public Health
Assistant Professor in Biology for Public Health Program - Franklin & Marshall College/Biology Dept.
Closing Date: January 20, 2018
Posted: December 18, 2017
PUBLIC HEALTH. The Biology Department of Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in BIOLOGY with responsibilities in the PUBLIC HEALTH Program beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or terminal degree, demonstrated strengths in teaching and research, and broad interests in public health. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. Candidates with a strong background in epidemiology are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is 3/2, and responsibilities will include epidemiology, introduction to public health, introductory biostatistics and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, along with contributions in the College’s general education program, Connections and Natural Science in Perspective. The successful candidate will be expected to engage undergraduates in research, and start-up support is available. Franklin & Marshall is a small (enrollment 2400), highly selective coeducational liberal arts college with a tradition of excellence in science and student research. The Public Health program at F&M has approximately sixty majors; graduates often go on to top graduate programs, internships, and positions in the field.
F&M and the Biology Department are committed to supporting an inclusive college community and will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. In pursuit of this goal, the search committee will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, as well as experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.
Applicants should submit the following items via https://apply.interfolio.com/47639: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses experience with diverse perspectives, and a research statement that includes plans for actively engaging undergraduates in research. Applicants should arrange for direct submission of letters to Interfolio from three references. Priority will be given to complete applications received by January 12, 2018. Contact e-mail: Janice Kaufman, department academic coordinator, email@example.com, Ph: 717-358-4118 or search chair Prof. Robert Jinks at firstname.lastname@example.org ; websites: www.fandm.edu/biology and www.fandm.edu/public-health.
The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall High Impact Emerging Scholar. These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. High Impact Emerging Scholars (HIES) demonstrate similarly high promise for positively impacting the campus’s organizational and academic culture to make it more inclusive of and responsive to underrepresented minority students. Selected finalists who meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as a F&M High Impact Emerging Scholar. If selected as a HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track. The HIES program supports the acceleration of one’s research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar’s research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and describe pertinent experience that they might have had in helping underrepresented groups.
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should call 717-358-3995.