The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus in molecular microbial ecology and preference for research interests involving the collection and genomic and metagenomic analyses of environmental samples, beginning in fall 2015. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience as well as demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to teach at the introductory level (ecology and evolution) and an upper level molecular ecology course. In accordance with Middlebury’s teaching guidelines, the successful candidate will also teach courses in molecular genetics, genomics, and microbiology although not all in the same year. The successful candidate is also expected to establish an active research program in a supportive, research-active environment.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

More details on the position can be found at, or by contacting Dr. Jeremy Ward, Molecular Microbial Ecologist Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753 ( Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, sample of scholarly work, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. More information at:

All application materials must be received by October 1, 2014.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.

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