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Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, Virginia
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Sep 2, 2022
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Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy and Physiology to begin Fall 2023. 

The Randolph-Macon Biology Department is a growing and research-active community of eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty with approximately 150 student majors and 30 student minors.  Chemistry, Nursing, and Behavioral Neuroscience students also take many of the Biology Department’s course offerings.  Biology faculty are committed to delivering inquiry-driven science education and conducting research with undergraduate students.  Research space, start-up funds, and funds for conference travel are available.  The successful candidate will also be eligible to apply for generous internal research grants.

Major/Essential Functions:  We seek candidates who will incorporate active learning in their courses, engage undergraduate students in their research program, provide effective mentoring to our students, and serve the department and the college.  The primary teaching responsibility is the two-course Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence. Additional courses taught may include our Introductory Biology sequence, upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, and courses that contribute to the general education curriculum.  

Minimum Qualifications
•    Ph.D. or equivalent in Anatomy, Physiology, or a related field 
•    Experience teaching at the undergraduate level or in health professions programs
•    Research program with connections to Anatomy or Physiology that can include undergraduates as collaborators
Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology as an instructor of record at the collegiate level
•    Ability to teach Neurobiology and/or Developmental Biology as an instructor of record at the collegiate level
•    Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, including the successful implementation of active-learning strategies to maximize student success 
•    Experience teaching health profession students
•    Postdoctoral research training
•    Experience mentoring undergraduates in research collaboration
•    A research program focused on a vertebrate system
•    Evidence of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds to achieve shared goals
•    Evidence of success using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential

Application Procedures
We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.  
Qualified applicants should submit the following documents:
•    Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
•    Curriculum vitae; 
•    One page statement of teaching philosophy; 
•    One page statement of research interests; 
•    One page statement describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; 
•    Undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Ms. Sabrina Granderson (, subject line Biology Search_Anatomy Physiology.  

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 10, 2022. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit additional materials.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Please submit materials as one attachment titled with the candidate’s last name and first initial.  In their cover letter, candidates should also provide names and contact information of three individuals (at least one of whom should be able to speak to the experience and potential of the candidate as a teacher) who can serve as references.  For specific inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Nicholas Ruppel ( 

Randolph-Macon is a selective liberal arts college located in Ashland, VA, 15 miles north of Richmond, the state capital.  Richmond was recently named one of the best places to live by U.S. World News Report and one of the top ten “Up-&-Coming U.S. Cities.” Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students.


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