Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Lewiston, Maine
February 07 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Bates College Department of Biology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, beginning August 1, 2019. Ph.D. is required by the start date, postdoctoral experience is preferred.

We expect this position to teach a five-course load, where a lecture course counts as one and a lecture/lab course counts as a one and one half. We value innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Teaching responsibilities will include a lab-based upper-level course in molecular biology and a lab-based upper level course of the candidate’s choice (such as developmental biology, cancer biology, biotechnology, etc.). In both the fall and the winter, the candidate would also teach a 100-level elective course in the applicant’s area of expertise. 

Bates and the Biology Department are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and our curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals that support this mission inside and outside of the classroom. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching and/or outreach can further this goal.

Review of applications begins March 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, via Interfolio, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy and interests that also addresses equity and inclusion. For this last item, please describe how your teaching, mentorship, and/or service would support the college’s historical and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please also arrange for the Interfolio submission of three letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.