Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
The Department of Biology at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a one-year faculty position as Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in August of 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (completed by August, 2021) in a field of biology and a strong interest in teaching students at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in an area of organismal biology (for example, comparative vertebrate morphology or histology), though other fields of biology will be considered. The person who fills this position will teach six involvements over two semesters that will include a combination of upper-level courses in biology (with or without lab, where each lab counts as one involvement) and introductory biology labs. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary programs of the College, and we encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu (https://jobs.rhodes.edu). A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; 5) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 6) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official copies must be provided prior to starting the position). Review of completed applications will begin April 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews, and interviews may be conducted using a virtual format.