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Visiting Assistant Professor / Microbiology

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

Kenyon College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in the Department of Biology starting in July 2024. We seek a broadly trained biologist who can contribute to teaching and student mentoring in the introductory curriculum and in upper-level courses in the area of Microbiology. Teaching expectations are five courses per year (labs count as courses), including introductory lecture and/or laboratory courses as well as Microbiology and other existing courses (e.g. Cell Biology) or new courses at the upper level. The department has a strong commitment to faculty mentoring and to helping visitors achieve their career goals. Opportunities exist for collaborative research with students. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. 

A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a two-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s plans for teaching diverse student populations; and 4) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to Chris Gillen, Search Committee Chair (

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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