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Biology Lab Instructor – Biodiversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Physiological Zoology

Biology Lab Instructor – Biodiversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Physiological Zoology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a lab instructor to begin August 1st, 2014. This is a full-time course support position with full benefits. We seek a candidate with experience in organismal biology and ecology, with at least an M.S. in biology, ecology, physiological zoology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and teaching skills and should be eager to engage in teaching undergraduate students.

Teaching responsibilities include taking on a key role in the department’s introductory lab course focused on biodiversity, ecology, and conservation, as well as teaching laboratories in an intermediate course on animal physiology. The introductory course employs an inquiry-based approach that seeks to involve students in hands-on biological and ecological research, including field-based labs at Smith College’s MacLeish Field Station. Current labs include investigating the effects of exotic species on forest ecosystems and surveying the biodiversity of vernal pools, but the successful applicant will also be able to design investigations in his or her specialty, and the position has the potential for involvement in other labs focused on organismal biology or ecology.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Other College resources include the Program in Environmental Science & Policy, the Center for Aqueous Biogeochemical Research, the Center for Molecular Bioscience, and the Botanic Garden.

Submit applications at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 2 individuals from whom we can request confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014.

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Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

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