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Full-Time Visiting Faculty Position in Microbiology

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022
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The Department of Biology at College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in Microbiology for the 2023 spring semester and the following academic year 2023-2024 (contingent upon a review of spring 2023 teaching). In the 2023 spring semester, the courses include Microbiology lecture and two associated laboratory sections. In the 2023-2024 academic year, courses include Microbiology Lecture with two associated Laboratory sections in the fall semester, as well as a selection of three elective and/or non-majors classes within the Biology Department in the spring semester. Pending a review of teaching during academic year 2023–2024, a reappointment could be made for an additional year, bringing the total appointment to 2.5 years.

Visiting full-time faculty teach three courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The Department of Biology is committed to providing support and mentorship of our visiting faculty to ensure future success within their chosen career path. The successful candidate will be provided with significant teaching mentorship in the microbiology course, as well as mentoring in other areas of teaching and in their continued scholarship efforts, as appropriate. There are no required service or scholarship expectations in this position. The Department of Biology at Holy Cross consists of faculty that span the breadth of Biology and participate in interdisciplinary programs including Environmental Studies, Neuroscience and Biochemistry.


A Ph.D. (or ABD) in biology or related fields. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in microbiology or closely related fields.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see ). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit .

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Questions about this search may be directed to Dr. Julia Paxson, search chair, .


College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

For more information about faculty life at the College, please visit: .

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( ) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( ) .

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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