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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Franklin College of Indiana
Franklin, Indiana
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


The Department of Biology at Franklin College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology teaching 24 credit hours of coursework within the Biology Department during the 2024-2025 academic year. The candidate will have the option to serve as the academic adviser for 5-10 undergraduate students in the Biology Department for additional compensation. This is a full-time, one-year appointment without the expectation of renewal. Benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, and EAP.

We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual, and professional growth. This hire will have the opportunity to teach in our state-of-the-art Science Center.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will perform the following, but not limited to, essential functions:

  • Develop and deliver lectures and labs for one section of Bio373, a 300-level microbiology course (5.5 teaching credits) during the Fall Semester of 2024
  • Develop and deliver lectures and labs for two sections of Bio134, a 100-level introductory biology course (7 teaching credits) during the Fall Semester of 2024.
  • Develop and deliver labs for (3) sections of Bio140L, a 100-level introductory cell biology lab course (4.5 teaching credits) during the Spring Semester of 2025.
  • Develop and deliver lectures for (1) section of Bio312, a 300-level virology course (3 teaching credits) during the Spring Semester of 2025.
  • Develop and deliver lectures for (1) section of Bio310, a 300-level immunology course (3 teaching credits) during the Spring Semester of 2025.
  • Develop and deliver lectures for (1) section of Bio390, a 300-level professional development seminar (1 teaching credit) during the Spring Semester of 2025.

Secondary Functions:

  • If the candidate so chooses, they will serve as academic adviser for 5-10 students in the Biology Department in exchange for supplemental compensation.

Candidates with successful teaching experience and a willingness to work in a private small liberal arts setting will receive the highest priority. Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching and the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity will also be given preference.

A Master’s degree or ABD in Biology or a related field is required; a PhD is preferred.

Classes will be in-person. Please see for more details.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic submissions preferred) including a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, transcripts, and contact information of three references via the or at

Contact human resources for additional information:

Franklin College

Office of Human Resources

101 Branigin Blvd.

Franklin, IN 46131 


Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is, therefore, the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.


Franklin College of Indiana

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities, and study-away programs. Our goal is to prepare career-ready graduates for today’s global professions and those of the future. Small classes enable students to thrive through personal peer interaction and mentorship from professors who challenge and inspire them to think critically and perform confidently. Students participate in a vibrant co-curriculum that includes 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief, and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit

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