Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Bates College a private, highly selective, residential college in Lewiston, Maine is devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. The Department of Biology invites applications for a full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 1, 2022.  This position has the potential for renewal for up to three years pending successful performance. Ph.D. is required by the start date.

Teaching responsibilities (5 courses) will include an upper-level course in genetics and other courses in the candidates area of specialty. Catalog descriptions of current courses can be found here. The department would be interested in a wide-range of candidates who may specialize in system, ecosystem, or population-level questions or are interested in organismal, cellular, or molecular questions. We would also expect this person to mentor research projects with undergraduates in their area of expertise

Bates and the Biology Department are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and the curriculum. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as demonstrated interest and/or success in working with underrepresented, first generation, and marginalized student populations. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching can further this goal. As well, the department expects to support the success of visiting professors through mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, via Interfolio, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy that also addresses equity and inclusion. Letters of recommendation will be requested after an initial review of applications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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