The Watkins Lab (eddiewatkins.com) in the Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year visiting research and teaching post-doctoral position in plant ecology and ecophysiology, beginning fall semester 2017. The successful candidate will join a research team on a recently funded NSF grant to explore comparative evolutionary ecophysiology of tropical ferns. The ideal candidate will have experience in statistics, field and lab ecophysiology, especially chlorophyll fluorescence, and must be willing to travel internationally. Experience with fern ecology and identification is desirable, but not required. The candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching and research in the liberal arts setting and will be expected to teach two classes per year for two years, most likely in a foundations course called Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity and in elective courses in their area of expertise. The candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to Colgate’s liberal arts core curriculum by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. A Ph.D. in an ecology-related field is required. An application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9059. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin within two weeks, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.