Ashland, Virginia
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
August 09 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Microbiology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2020.

The Randolph-Macon Biology Department is a growing and research-active community of nine tenured/tenure-track faculty with approximately 120 student majors and 60 student minors.  Randolph-Macon will welcome its first class of Nursing students in the Fall of 2019, and these students will also benefit from many of the Department’s course offerings.  Biology faculty are committed to delivering inquiry-driven science education and conducting research with undergraduate students, grounded in an innovative inquiry-driven introductory biology course sequence.  Research space, start-up funds, and funds for conference travel are available.  The successful candidate will also be eligible to apply for generous internal research grants.

Major/Essential Functions:  Randolph-Macon faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department.  Primary teaching responsibilities will include Microbiology, core Biology courses, upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, and courses that contribute to the general education curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related field;

Commitment to teaching undergraduate students; and

Research plan in microbiology or a closely related field that will include undergraduates as collaborators.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research training;

Experience teaching Microbiology as an instructor of record at the collegiate level;

Demonstrated effectiveness teaching undergraduates;

Research with the potential to engage students interested in human health and/or data science;

Evidence of advising/mentoring undergraduate students;

Evidence of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds toward shared goals;

Evidence of success using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential;

Experience with a liberal arts framework.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on September 23 and continue until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should submit electronically a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research interests; and unofficial graduate transcripts to Ms. Barbara Wirth (bwirth@rmc.edu), subject line Biology Search_Microbiology.  Please submit materials as one attachment titled with the candidate’s last name and first initial.  In their cover letter, candidates should also provide names and contact information of three individuals (at least one of whom should be able to speak to the experience and potential of the candidate as a teacher) who can serve as references.  For specific inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Melanie Gubbels Bupp (melaniegubbelsbupp@rmc.edu).

Randolph-Macon is a selective liberal arts college located in Ashland, VA, 15 miles north of Richmond, the state capital.  Richmond was recently named one of the best places to live by U.S. World News Report and one of the top ten “Up-&-Coming U.S. Cities.” ­­­ Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students.  We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

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