Laboratory Instructor- Biological Sciences

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits eligible laboratory instructor position to begin July 1, 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with the potential for renewal. We seek a candidate with a PhD, or Master’s degree and commensurate research and teaching experience in biological sciences or a related field. The successful candidate should be eager to engage undergraduate students in research-driven introductory and intermediate-level laboratory courses.

We seek a broadly trained biologist with an emphasis on cell, molecular, physiological and genetic approaches to the study of living systems. Teaching responsibilities will likely include the department’s introductory laboratory course focused on Molecules, Cells, and Systems, as well as involvement in a variety of intermediate courses including Cell Biology and Physiology. Laboratory courses across the Biology curriculum emphasize the building of research skills and often use Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). The successful applicant will be involved in the design of research-based experiences in their specialty, as well as in the broader design of new laboratory courses.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Biological Sciences may be found at Other relevant College resources include the Center for Molecular Biosciences, Center for Microscopy & ImagingCenter for ProteomicsCenter for Aqueous Biogeochemical Research, and the Botanic Garden

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit applications at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, and the contact information for 3 individuals from whom we can request confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021.

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