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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology/Cell Biology) - One year appointment 2022-2023

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Department of Biology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology, beginning August 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We seek individuals who have a genuine interest in teaching within the liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities will include 200-level team-taught Microbiology lab; 200-level Cell Biology lab; 100-level Introductory courses for majors or non-majors; and the possibility of teaching an upper-level course in the area of expertise of the successful candidate, likely in the second year. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester, where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course. The opportunity to work with undergraduate research students is a possibility.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Biology or a specialized sub-discipline of Biology. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at:
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals in a liberal arts environment, and a diversity and inclusion statement should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by June 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. We request that applications be submitted in a timely manner to allow references sufficient time for letters of recommendations to be uploaded for the evaluation of the applicant. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kazuo Hiraizumi (

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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