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Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Job Details

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

Salve Regina University's Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking applications for the role of Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology. This appointment, set to commence on September 1, 2024, offers an exceptional opportunity for a motivated educator to contribute to our academic community. The successful candidate will primarily engage in teaching activities within the Introductory Biology sequence for majors, employing a collaborative and team-oriented teaching methodology, with a strong emphasis on fostering student engagement and support. Additionally, the Assistant Professor may have the opportunity to design introductory courses for non-majors, as well as specialized elective courses that align with their areas of expertise.

The academic responsibilities encompass a teaching load of 24 contact hours per year, potentially including both lecture and laboratory sessions. Beyond instructional duties, the appointee will participate in various departmental activities such as meetings, curriculum development, and initiatives aimed at enhancing student recruitment and retention. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Department Head as needed.

  • Candidates must possess at least a Master of Science degree in Biology or a closely related field by the date of hire.
  • While a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, along with prior teaching experience, are preferred, they are not prerequisites for this position.
  • Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to inclusive teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, emphasizes experiential learning, and integrates the university's Mercy mission. Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.



 Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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