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Hendrix College: Assistant Professor of Botany

(posted 2017-09-22)

The Department of Biology at Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure track position for an Assistant Professor of Botany to begin in August 2018. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. The successful applicant will teach botanical courses in the Biology curriculum and participate in the Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate will have a 3/3 teaching assignment with 25% reassigned for directing an undergraduate research program, dependent on continued research productivity. Research that combines field and molecular approaches, and/or uses bioinformatics is preferred. A doctorate is expected by the start date; however, applicants who are ABD at the time of application will be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment; a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and a statement of scholarly interests. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to Address cover letter to Dr. Joyce Hardin. All application materials must be submitted electronically at Review of materials will begin October 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.