Visiting Assistant Professor Biology

Granville, OH, approximately 25 miles from the Columbus metropolitan area
Full time visiting faculty position
February 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Visiting Assistant Professor

The Biology Department at Denison University invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position with emphasis in physiology to begin August 2019. We seek an energetic and dynamic teacher who can teach an introductory majors’ course that explores organismal biology and physiology across eukaryotic kingdoms (BIOL 220 Multicellular Life), an upper-level majors’ course in Comparative Physiology (BIOL 334), as well as possibly another upper-level or non-majors’ course, based on the candidate’s training and departmental needs. Visit for a detailed description of our department and its curriculum. Teaching load for this position is two courses with laboratories each semester; all courses have enrollments of 24 or less. Demonstrated ability and motivation for excellence in undergraduate teaching is expected and a Ph.D. is preferred (ABD acceptable).

Applications received by March 1st, 2019 will receive full consideration. Applicants should submit electronic application materials on-line at Submitted applications should include: (1) a cover letter clearly indicating motivation for and ability to teach BIOL 220 and BIOL 334, as well as indicating upper-level and/or non-majors courses that match your interests and expertise (which can extend beyond our typical offerings); (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement for your potential to foster and support diversity among our students (inside and outside of the classroom), faculty, and community; (5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable). In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded into your application portfolio.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective liberal arts college enrolling 2100 students from across the nation and around the world. We are located in Granville, OH, approximately 25 miles from the Columbus metropolitan area. The Department of Biology consists of 13.5 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. Our department occupies Talbot Hall of Biological Sciences, which has electronic classrooms and modern teaching lab facilities. We offer supportive mentoring for all visiting positions in our department.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, national origin, age, or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison please see our Diversity Guide at Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.