Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program/Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Competitive salary and benefits
February 28 2019
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Full Time
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Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program/Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Allegheny College invites applications for its Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program. The Program is a component of Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the program serves as a professional development opportunity for early career scholars of color seeking faculty positions at liberal arts colleges and universities. While it is expected that candidates have their PhD at the time of appointment (with no more than six years beyond the PhD), ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered.

About Allegheny College

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Fellowship Structure

Fellows will be appointed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” and receive a competitive salary with benefits and support for relocation, research and scholarship, and conference travel. Fellows will have faculty status at the College and will receive office and research space as well as library support. During the two-year fellowship, fellows coordinate with teaching and research mentors who support their professional development. Specific teaching duties and terms of appointment may vary by academic department.

Fellowship Area

The 2019-2021 Diversity Teaching Fellow in Biology will be hosted by the Department of Biology for two years (2019/20 and 2020/21) with potential for renewal. The department seeks a Fellow with expertise in molecular biology. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment but ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered. Strong candidates will be able to teach courses attractive to undergraduate students and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Scholars will teach a reduced load which will include an introductory biology course (Bio 221– Genetics, Development and Evolution) and Molecular Biology.  Fellows may also teach in the college-wide first-year/sophomore seminar program and will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate research projects.

How To Apply

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. Candidates also should arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent electronically. All materials should be submitted by email to bio@allegheny.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Selected interviews will be conducted via teleconference platform. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.