Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology ( at Rhodes College ( seeks qualified applicants for a one-year faculty position as 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. The person who fills this position will teach three sections of introductory lab each semester. These labs are coordinated by others and use a common, established curriculum covering molecular/cellular topics in the Fall and organismal, behavioral and ecological topics in the Spring. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach laboratories across a broad range of biological content, 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.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (

Please apply online at ( 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) unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Review of completed applications will begin June 25th, 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. For additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Mary Miller, Chair of the Search Committee, at