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Assistant Professor of Systems Biology at Swarthmore College

Posted by , on 8 September 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D.; post-doctoral experience is desirable. The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and an active research program that can involve motivated undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. We seek a broadly trained systems biologist whose research and course offerings complement those of other faculty in the department. We invite applicants who use contemporary methodologies, including computational and/or modeling techniques, to study biological systems at the cellular or organismal level. Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, a one-semester intermediate level course in systems biology with a laboratory, and an advanced seminar with research projects in the area of the applicant’s interest. Participation in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience program is possible. The College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, as well as a generous sabbatical policy (

Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and just 20 miles from Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see candidates-new-faculty.

All application materials should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online [] by October 8, 2016. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at

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