Tenure Track Position at Smith College in genetics and genomics

Smith College is seeking a biologist with expertise in genetics and genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning July 1, 2019.

A strong background in the generation and/or analysis of genetic and genomic data, a PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include a 200-level course with laboratory in genetics and molecular biology, and a 300-level course with laboratory in genomics. Participation in the introductory sequences is also expected, though on a rotational schedule. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an active research program, including supervision of undergraduate research. We are hoping to attract applicants whose research interests further broaden the organismal expertise of our department.

State-of-the-art resources at Smith include the Centers for Molecular Biology, Proteomics, Microscopy and Imaging, a high performance computing center, the Botanic Garden, and an accredited animal care facility. The new faculty member might also contribute to Smith’s programs in Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, and/or Statistics & Data Sciences. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as opportunities for collaborative research and mentoring of doctoral students.

Submit application at Apply - Interfolio with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a diversity statement addressing commitment to enhancing access and inclusion, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups, and we ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates who fit these criteria. Thank you for taking the time to consider this request and to pass the information along to eligible candidates.


Laura A. Katz, Search Committee Chair
Elsie Damon Simonds Professor, Department of Biological Sciences