Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Cell Biologist

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

Position Information

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Cell Biologist

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Biology Department at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Cell Biology to begin in fall 2024. The position is for one year, with possible extension to two years depending on institutional needs. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses per year with labs counting as courses. The primary teaching duties include: (1) a course for biology majors in Cell Biology (lecture and lab); (2) an additional course in the candidate’s area of expertise (lecture and lab); and (3) a 100 level biology course for majors or a non-majors liberal arts course of the candidate’s design (e.g., the biology of cancer, potential of stem cell research, etc.). Funds are available for travel to professional meetings. Research space may be available and summer support for undergraduate research collaborators is available.

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field by the time of appointment and previous teaching experience is desirable. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. In particular, applicants who require the H-1B visa cannot be considered, and applicants who require sponsorship for visas other than the H-1B visa must pay all costs associated with visa applications.


Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials include letter of application, CV, statements of teaching, research and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Hebe Guardiola-Diaz .

Applicants are asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where the referee must upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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