Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months



The Biology Department at Alma College seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin fall term, 2024. The department would be particularly interested in individuals who specialize in mammalogy or another area of animal biology that would be conducive to engaging pre-vet and organismal biology students. The ability to offer field-based experiences that would contribute to both the Biology and Environmental Studies major curricula is also desirable. The ideal candidate would be able take advantage of the Alma College Ecological Station, a 200+ acre property with woodlands, wetlands, a glacial kettle lake, and a teaching/research facility.


Teaching responsibilities will include animal biology (introductory course for majors), evolution, animal behavior, and one or more upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Teaching first year seminar or another course that contributes to the college’s general education curriculum is also expected. Candidates should be committed to experiential learning for undergraduates, continuing scholarship, and institutional service. A full-time teaching load is six units per year, which is typically three to four courses with labs. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required for appointment; postdoctoral experience is preferred. ABD candidates who will complete their degree by the start date will also be considered.


Applicants must submit a C.V., teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of reference to the Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at by January 5, 2024. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Brian Doyle, Chair of the Biology department at

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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