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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 10, 2023

Job Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology



Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a three-year full time assistant professor position to begin in August 2023. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related area and a commitment to teaching undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include three lectures or labs per semester, for a total of six teaching involvements per year (labs count as a full teaching involvement). Normal teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses covering basic topics in organismal biology, evolution, diversity, behavior and ecology. Other teaching opportunities include advanced courses in the candidate's area of specialty and senior seminar. While this position does not carry a research requirement, some support is available for candidates who wish to continue their research while at Rhodes. The Department of Biology maintains an active partnership with the Memphis Zoo and is an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Nearby field sites include Overton Park, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Shelby Farms, and the Wolf River wetlands. 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 .

A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths of the candidate in a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Also, you must include the following under Additional Documents: 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a statement describing research activity; and 6) unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Review of completed applications will begin March 7, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. After submitting the application, you will be prompted for the names and contact information for three references. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

For additional information regarding the position, please contact
Dr. Mary Miller, Chair of the Search Committee, at .


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