Four Tenure-Track Biology Faculty Positions at The College of New Jersey

The Department of Biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for four tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions, starting August 2012.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution and to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program involving highly motivated undergraduates. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the College. A research laboratory and competitive start-up funds will be provided. The Biology Department is housed in a modern biology building that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation. For further information about our program, please visit:

We seek broadly trained candidates whose training qualifies them to teach either a mid-level Genetics course (two positions) or an upper-level organismal course (i.e., focused at the level of whole organisms, including a comparative component) (two positions). Additional teaching responsibilities will include rotation through introductory biology courses and/or an upper-level course in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will have deep expertise in a specialty area that will enable them to develop innovative upper-level courses that complement and diversify the department’s offerings (examples include, but are not limited to: animal physiology, systematics, microbial biology, mathematical/computational biology). We are especially interested in candidates whose research and courses will connect and integrate biology with other disciplines and who have the potential to collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the Department, the School of Science, and at the College. Candidates should address their applications to the appropriate search committee (Genetics or Organismal Biology). Candidates who have the training to fill both areas are encouraged to submit an application to each committee.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

TCNJ is also proud to be the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

Candidates should have a Ph.D., and post-doctoral experience is preferred; however, meritorious ABD candidates will be considered. To apply, send a letter of application, including which course(s) the candidate is trained to teach; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests and goals; representative publications; all graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation to: Genetics and/or Organismal Search, Department of Biology, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628. All materials must be received as hard copies. Review of applications will begin September 22, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled.

To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.