Assistant Professor of Environmental and Conservation Biology

Hampden-Sydney, VA
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 09/10/2020
Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with specialization in Environmental and Conservation Biology. Responsibilities include a 4/3 teaching load that includes lecture and laboratory courses for introductory and upper level courses. This position represents growth in our department, so we are interested in the creation of new courses as well as contributions to existing courses. We are interested in all sub-disciplines including Conservation Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Sustainability, Spatial Ecology and Geoinformatics, and Ecosystem Science and Management. Competitive applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field of Biology.

Hampden-Sydney highly values the teacher/scholar model of education. Candidates must be broadly trained, dedicated to undergraduate teaching and advising, and prepared to supervise student research. We have an active summer research program that provides housing and support for students conducting research with faculty. In 2022, the Biology Department will move into a new $40 million state-of-the-art-science building that will include growth chambers and a vivarium with dedicated rooms for mammal and non-mammal husbandry, surgery, and testing. Our current science building includes a greenhouse, and the campus includes 1300 acres of woods, streams, ponds, and fields, which can be used for teaching and research.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus includes hiking/biking trails, a Frisbee golf course and an adventure high ropes and zip line course. The campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, which includes a historic walkable downtown with a local brewery, art and craft galleries, restaurants, and a rails-to-trail state park that extends over 15 miles in each direction from town. Five additional state parks are located within 30 miles and offer camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and horseback riding. Farmville is also home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the US Civil Rights Trail. Farmville is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant opportunities for cultural and artistic resources, field trips, and employment opportunities for partners.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

To apply, please upload the following via Interfolio: letter of application addressed to Dr. Rachel Goodman, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement on equity and inclusion which may be incorporated into the aforementioned items, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins July 1, 2021. Department website: