Employment Opportunities

Tenure-Track Position in Biology (Microbiology)

The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2018. The department, which houses faculty in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, physics, and environmental analysis for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural and physical sciences. Many faculty members participate in collaborative research projects, both within the department and with research groups at nearby colleges and universities.

We seek a broadly trained microbiologist who is committed to excellence in teaching and who will develop a vibrant research program using molecular and quantitative methods that fully engages undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in a range of experimental molecular microbiology subtopics including but not exclusive to bacterial physiology and metabolism; bacterial cell biology; gene expression and regulation; cell-cell communication; and host-microbe interactions. The position offers opportunities to teach a combination of courses including microbiology with laboratory, introductory biology (cell and molecular focus), non-majors courses and advanced courses in the candidate’s field. A Ph.D. degree, post-doctoral experience, and a record of scholarly publication are required.

Please apply online at https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16023 . Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement (of no more than 1 page) describing your approach and experience in mentoring diverse student populations, a description of your proposed research and including a brief description of important equipment and biosafety needs, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Patrick Ferree at pferree@kecksci.claremont.edu. Additional information about the department may be found at www.kecksci.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Claremont Colleges actively encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education. The Claremont Colleges are an equal opportunity employer.