The Biology Department of Westmont College invites individuals enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and research to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. Hallmarks of Westmont’s Biology Department include innovation in classroom teaching (including inquiry-based lab and field experiences in cellular/molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology), a commitment to robust faculty/student collaborative research, and dedication to the academic, social, and spiritual development of our students. We are open to other specializations, but we are particularly seeking expertise in either neurobiology, plant/animal developmental biology, or genomic/proteomic studies. The successful candidate will teach a course in his/her specialty, introductory biology, biochemistry labs, and potentially molecular biology and/or microbiology. She/he will also be expected to establish and maintain a research program involving undergraduates, and to assist in this goal, startup funding will be provided. Existing faculty have been successful in attaining external funding, the college funds summer research students, and the Department has recently received a major grant for laboratory instrumentation.
A Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field) along with relevant post-doctoral work is required.
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With... a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.