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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Employer
Bates College
Location
Lewiston, Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 5, 2024

Job Details



Bates College a private, highly selective, residential college in Lewiston, Maine is devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. The Department of Biology invites applications for a one-year full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 1, 2024. Ph.D. is required by the start date. The department is seeking a biologist whose teaching and research is centered around microbiology.

Teaching responsibilities (5 courses) will include contributions to the biology and general education curriculum. These courses will include a 100-level general education course, a biostatistics course with lab at the 200-level, a 300-level microbiology course with lab, and a 400-level seminar and research course.

Bates and the Biology Department are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and the curriculum. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as demonstrated success or potential for working with underrepresented, first generation, and marginalized student populations. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching can further this goal. As well, the department expects to support the success of visiting professors through mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2024.

To receive full consideration, candidates should submit their applications by February 9, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bates College is committed to equal opportunity and to providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to the Title IX Officer, Gwen Lexow at 207-786-6445 or titleix@bates.edu.

Company

.Bates College

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college. We are proud to offer a highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

When Bates opened in 1855, it was New England’s first co-ed college. Since then, we have admitted students no matter their nationality, race, religion, sex, or socio-economic status. While this openness was at the core of our founding identity and principles, it has been tested throughout time and requires us to constantly reflect upon and recommit to our mission.

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