Harvey Mudd College, Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment

Position ID:HMC-HCCE-CLIMATEBIO [#25224]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Climate and Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Marine Biology
Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability
Earth and Environmental Sciences / Ecology (more...)
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Salary Range:$100,000 - $110,000
Appl Deadline:2023/09/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/01, finished 2024/03/23)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2024, at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be considered. The position is jointly held through the Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment (HCCE) and the Department of Biology. All areas in the biological sciences that align with the HCCE mission will be considered, with preference given to candidates whose research and teaching interests sit at the interface of biology and climate. The successful candidate will teach new and existing courses in both the Department of Biology and the Hixon Center and help develop a shared vision for climate and environmental studies at a liberal arts college of science and engineering. The Department of Biology and the Hixon Center share a strong commitment to building a welcoming and inclusive department and campus environment. 

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective liberal arts college of science, engineering, and mathematics. It is located in Claremont, CA, which is approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.  The college enrolls about 900 students, almost all of whom live on campus, and is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions that includes Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.

The Hixon Center for the Climate and the Environment is a new and fully funded campus initiative designed to be an interdisciplinary home for all campus efforts related to climate, sustainability, and environmental studies, including curricular programming, collaborative research, and connections to off-campus partners. The Hixon Center is developing a leading undergraduate climate program that is forward-looking, technically broad, and aligned with the mission of Harvey Mudd College.

The Department of Biology at Harvey Mudd College excels in teaching, research, and undergraduate research mentoring. Each year we have about 20 graduates in our three majors: Biology, Mathematical and Computational Biology, and the joint major in Chemistry and Biology.   We have well-equipped teaching and research labs, and are across the street from the Bernard Biological Field Station and the California Botanic Garden.  Desert, chaparral, montane and coastal ecosystems are easily accessible from Claremont.  The teaching load is five courses per year, which includes courses offered through both the HCCE and the Biology Department, along with supervising student research.   All faculty at Harvey Mudd College contribute to the Core Curriculum, which includes introductory disciplinary courses,  a first-year course in academic writing, and a course centered on the relationships between science and society. Further information about the college, department, and HCCE can be found at http://www.hmc.edu/https://www.hmc.edu/biology/, and https://www.hmc.edu/hixon-center/

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates, and a strong independent research program that can contribute to various undergraduate research activities such as summer research and senior capstone projects. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Therefore, experience with or demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and support students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM is among the criteria for appointment. 

Applications must be submitted through the AcademicJobs.org website. Though applications will be accepted until the position is filled, review will begin Monday Sept 18, 2023. Your complete application will include:

Salary range for the position is $100,000 to $110,000 annually for a 9-month contract.


For further information or questions about the position contact:

Prof. Lelia Hawkins (climate-biology-search-2024-l@g.hmc.edu) 

Chair, Tenure-Track Search Committee, 

Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment 

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA 91711

Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct (HMC EEO/Nondiscrimination Statement).

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