Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure-Track)

The Allegheny College Biology Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position in integrative biology to begin August 2023. Candidates should have a Ph.D., a strong commitment to liberal arts education, and the ability to develop an active research program with undergraduates. The ideal candidate will develop a research program that utilizes both laboratory and field components to investigate animals in their environments. Teaching responsibilities will include an upper-level ecology or evolution course and a junior seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. The faculty member is expected to involve students in their research and to supervise senior research projects in physiology, ecology, or animal behavior. The faculty member will also contribute to courses in introductory biology or neuroscience as well as college-wide seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. Dedicated research space and start-up funds are available. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College and the Biology Department support interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching and research and community-engaged work.

Applicants should submit materials as a single PDF file of no more than 10 pages that contains a letter of application, cv, a diversity statement (describing how you do/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research. A strong teaching statement will include demonstrated experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives and a discussion of approaches to teaching and advising a diverse student population. Candidates also should provide contact information for 3 references. All materials should be sent to Review of applications will begin on 10/3/22.


Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/15/22