Postdoctoral Scholar: Physiological Ecology

Postdoctoral Scholar: Physiological Ecology 

Job Description


Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar: Physiological Ecology 
Accountable to:

Department of Biology

Responsible for Carleton College  
Appointment 1 September  2021

Location Northfield, USA

Overview of Carleton College

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society.

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Overview of the project: 

The Carleton College Department of Biology invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position, to start September 1, 2021. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in physiology or a related field, and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment.  The position is 50% teaching and 50% research, with mentoring and support provided by Biology Department faculty and Carleton’s distinguished Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning.

Teaching responsibilities will include: an upper-level course in physiological ecology with laboratory, a seminar course in an area of the candidate’s expertise, and participating in the team-taught Introductory Biology series. The teaching load is five courses total over two years. Research facilities will be provided and collaborative research with undergraduate students is encouraged.

Application Process
To apply, complete the online application by March 5th, 2021 at
Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and provide email addresses for three references.  Candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.

In the cover letter, candidates should also address their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

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