One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Ecology & Environmental Science

Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
May 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting position, beginning September 2021. Responsibilities include teaching a mid-level course in ecology and conservation (each of two terms), an upper-level population/community ecology or related field course, and an entry-level course in environmental science.

A completed Ph.D. is required. Prior teaching experience and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting is desirable. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 students. The Biology Department graduates about 60 majors each year, including many who pursue health careers and other graduate-level work in the discipline. The academic calendar includes three ten-week teaching terms with a month-long December break. The college offers an undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, statement describing experience or plans for working with underrepresented students and creating inclusive classroom environments, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). All documents should be in PDF format. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Binney Girdler, Department of Biology, sent in PDF format to using the applicant’s name as the subject line: lastname_firstname. 

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.