Department of Biology, Reed College

Two-Year Visiting Position in Ecology/Environmental Biology at Reed College

Reed College

Portland, OR, United States

The Biology Department at Reed College invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in ecology and/or environmental biology. Specifically, we seek applicants whose approach(es) to research include field-based methods and whose study system is focused on plants, algae, fungi, and/or single-celled eukaryotes to teach courses in their area of expertise and conduct collaborative research that involves students. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses (a 3/2 load), as well as senior thesis research mentorship in areas that support the Biology curriculum and Environmental Studies program. Specific courses are to be determined, but will include some combination of the following over the two years: participating in the team-taught introductory biology course, teaching an upper level lecture/lab courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, leading an advanced topic seminar course based on the primary literature, and/or team-teaching in interdisciplinary classes offered as part of the Environmental Studies program.

Reed College, a highly selective liberal arts institution with a distinguished record of educational accomplishment and a strong commitment to scholarship (, is also a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program ( In your application materials, please convey how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support these values.

For full consideration, application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references) should be submitted through interfolio at by February 14th, 2020.

Specific inquiries should be directed to Keith Karoly, Chair, Visiting Biologist Search Committee,

Please apply via recruiter’s website.