Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track Position


The Keck Science Department invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in Biology with emphasis in molecular and/or cellular biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2024. We seek broadly trained molecular and/or cellular biologists who are committed to 1) developing a vibrant research program in modern, experimental molecular and/or cellular biology that fully engages undergraduate students, 2) excellence in teaching, and 3) promoting inclusivity in research and teaching. The position will include teaching an upper division cell or molecular course with lab, participation in the introductory sequence, and opportunities to develop courses for majors as well as non-majors. A Ph.D. degree in Cell and/or Molecular Biology or closely related field and a record of scholarly publication are required prior to hiring, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The department, which houses the biology, chemistry, neuroscience, environmental analysis, and physics faculty for Pitzer and Scripps Colleges (two of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges), offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural sciences. The Department supports faculty success through mentorship, opportunities for professional development, and regular sabbaticals. The department also offers many shared facilities in support of research including an animal care facility, a microscope facility, and a new greenhouse in Fall 2024. Faculty of the Keck Science Department are part of the rich intellectual environment of the Claremont Colleges consortium and benefit from proximity to major research universities in the Southern California region, enabling collaboration both within and outside the department. The Department will open a new state-of-the-art science facility, the Nucleus , in Fall 2024. The department anticipates multiple hires across the sciences in the current year. Additional information about the department may be found at .

Applications should be uploaded to and must include (1) a cover letter describing how your expertise and experience aligns with the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of your proposed undergraduate-centered research program, (4) a statement describing your approach to teaching and how you pursue excellence in teaching, (5) a description of how you have fostered and/or will foster the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (6) the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should identify in their application materials any areas of intersection between their teaching, research, and their diversity goals and the academic missions of Scripps and Pitzer Colleges. Three letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates advancing beyond the initial review. Inquiries regarding the position may be e-mailed to Dr. Pete Chandrangsu at . Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

The salary for this position will range $90,000-98,500 and will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The Science Department of Pitzer and Scripps Colleges is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.