Sewanee: University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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POSITION OVERVIEW: The Biology Department at The University of the South seeks a Ph. D-trained molecular biologist to serve for three years as a visiting assistant professor starting in the 2023-24 academic year. The Biology Department is a vibrant intellectual environment consisting of 11 research active faculty with broad interests. We offer a comprehensive biology curriculum with concentrations in Ecology and Biodiversity, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Integrative Biology.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The position carries a teaching load of 6 courses per year with both lecture and lab sections counting toward that total. While research and service are not required for this position, the successful applicant will have the option to develop a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate involvement if that is conducive to their continuing professional development. Other professional development opportunities include access to a broad range of programming in our Center for Teaching and a sponsored research office.

ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: The successful candidate will be able to teach various molecular biology courses, such as introductory molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and/or upper-level courses. Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching small interactive classes at a liberal arts college. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy, research interests, and how their past or potential contributions in teaching, research, and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

The University of the South includes a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening. Any additional requirements specific to this position:

DEI Institutional Statement: At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

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