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Assistant Professor, Biology-Botany, Plant Physiology

The College of Idaho
Job Location:
Caldwell, Idaho

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biology with specialization in Botany, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology or related areas to begin in August 2022. Qualifications: completed doctoral degree in biology and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring in an undergraduate liberal arts setting.

Primary responsibilities include teaching lower division required courses in biology as well courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The normal annual teaching load is 21 credits (2:1:2). The successful candidate will also be an active scholar interested in conducting collaborative research with undergraduate students. Research startup funds are available. The Harold M. Tucker herbarium is also available for research. For information on the department’s offerings and current faculty, see

Review of applications will begin October 22 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, academic transcript(s), statement of teaching philosophy that articulates a commitment to liberal arts education and demonstrated commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Letters should address the candidate's potential for success as a teacher, scholar and mentor. Send materials to with subject “Biology Search.” Additional information may be requested of qualified candidates as we move through the applicant review process.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.

With over 125 years of history, The College of Idaho is a regional and national leader in higher education. The College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose.

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