Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla
, Whitman's beautiful
tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic,
and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving
roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe.
With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along
with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman
College continues to build on its national reputation for academic
excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the
The Department of Biology seeks applicants for a Tenure-track
position beginning August 2022, with expertise in Microbiology, at
the rank of assistant professor, pending final budgetary approval.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
Post-doctoral experience is preferred.
The successful candidate will teach an upper level microbiology
course with lab and other courses that contribute to the biology
curriculum for majors and non-majors and that complement rather
than duplicate existing areas of expertise. Applicants are
encouraged to describe in their cover letter how their microbiology
expertise might interface with an interdisciplinary field, such as
public health or computational biology. The annual teaching load at
Whitman is five course equivalents, which includes thesis
mentoring. The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical
leave program and professional development support for both
research and teaching.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning
community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how
their classroom and scholarly practices work to advance antiracism
in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the
cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter,
candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal
arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at
all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=113
BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a
letter of application; separate statements addressing the
candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda;
curriculum vitae; contact information for three references;
graduate transcripts; and evidence of demonstrated or potential
excellence in undergraduate instruction.
Review of applications will begin October 21st, 2021.
is cultivating a
community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value
of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives
and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge,
and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working
and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race,
color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin,
disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or
For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla
Walla area, see www.whitman.edu
For full application instructions and position description,