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 one-year full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 1, 2023. Ph.D. is required by the start date. The department would be interested in a wide-range of candidates who specialize in marine science and marine biology at the system, ecosystem, or population-level.
Teaching responsibilities (5 courses) will include contributions to the biology and general education curricula (e.g., 100-level marine science course, 200- and 300–level marine courses that might cross-list with environmental studies, and a short term marine science field course). Catalog descriptions of current courses can be found here.
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 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.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2023
To receive full consideration, candidates should submit their applications by February 15, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests that also addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.