Smith College Geneticist, Genomicist

Smith College is seeking a biologist with expertise in genetics and 
genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of 
Biology beginning July 1, 2019.

A strong background in the generation and/or analysis of genetic 
and genomic data, a PhD by the time of appointment, and a 
commitment to undergraduate education are essential; postdoctoral 
experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include a 
200-level course with laboratory in genetics and molecular biology,
and a 300-level course with laboratory in genomics. Participation in 
the introductory sequences is also expected, though on a rotational 
schedule. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to 
developing an active research program, including supervision of 
undergraduate research.  We are hoping to attract applicants 
whose research interests further broaden the organismal expertise 
of our department.

State-of-the-art resources at Smith include the Centers for Microscopy 
& Imaging, Molecular Biology, and Proteomics, the Botanic Garden, 
an accredited animal care facility, and a high performance computing 
center. The new faculty member might also contribute to Smith's 
programs in Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, 
Neuroscience, and/or Statistics & Data Sciences. The Five College 
Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and 
Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 
provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, 
as well as opportunities for collaborative research and mentoring of 
doctoral students.  

Submit application at with a cover 
letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a 
diversity statement addressing commitment to enhancing access and 
inclusion, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review 
of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, 
administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the 
mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants 
from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based 
on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin,
race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status. 

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process 
for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request 
any needed accommodation(s).

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, 
underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities 
are encouraged to apply.