Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics - University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington

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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington 98416

United States

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Detailed Job Description

University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics

Job ID: 2606



Full/Part Time


Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Full-time, 2-year visiting assistant professor; begins Fall Term 2016


We seek a biologist with expertise in evolutionary and ecological genetics to teach at our selective, undergraduate institution. The visiting faculty member will teach an upper-level course in evolution. We are particularly interested in candidates who can also teach an upper-level course in bioinformatics. Other teaching responsibilities could include a core course in biology (Unity of Life, Diversity of Life, General Ecology, Genetics), an interdisciplinary university core course, or another upper-level course in his/her area(s) of expertise. A typical teaching load consists of two lecture classes and two lab sections, or one lecture class and three lab sections per semester. We prefer individuals who will contribute to our undergraduate research program. Lab space and other resources are available. The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.


Ph.D. in relevant field, with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to liberal arts education. Post-doctoral experience and/or teaching experience is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than January 6, 2016 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

• Curriculum vitae

• Letter of interest

• Teaching statement

• Research statement

• Three (3) letters of reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Evaluations

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

How to Apply

For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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Keyword Phrases

  • Evolutionary
  • Genetics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume