Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Vertebrate
Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track
Full or Part Time
The Biology Department at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) invites
applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in
Vertebrate 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
Vertebrate Biology (lecture and lab); (2) an additional course for
majors in the candidate’s area of expertise (lecture and lab); and
(3) a liberal arts biology course for non-majors (e.g., Human
Evolution, Vertebrate Behavior, or Biology of Marine Vertebrates).
Research space and summer support for undergraduate research
collaborators are available, as well as funds for travel to
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
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
Competitive salary and benefits.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching,
research, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and
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 Professor Kent Dunlap
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.
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.