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The Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in Genetics for the 2019-2020 academic year to begin in August 2019. We seek candidates who are able to teach an intermediate-level Genetics course with an accompanying lab, as well as a course that covers equivalent material without a lab (Genetic Analysis). Depending on the needs of the department, the candidate will also teach two sections of either to a team-taught introductory course for prospective majors (Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology) or a topics course for non-science majors in an area chosen by the candidate (Biological Principles).

Visiting full-time faculty teach three courses each semester, with a lab section counted as a full course, and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The Genetics and Genetic Analysis courses are intermediate-level electives taken mostly by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Biology majors, as well as students in our interdisciplinary biochemistry and neuroscience concentrations. They cover fundamental topics in molecular, classical and population genetics. The Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology course is the department’s first introductory course for prospective majors and is also taken by students with an interest in health-related careers. This course covers biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics. It is team-taught in which individual instructors teach their own sections of lecture, but collaborate to develop common lectures, assessments, and other materials. The goal of the department’s Biological Principles courses for non-science majors is to introduce key aspects of scientific thinking to a broad audience by using a specific topic chosen by each instructor. Examples of recent topics include: Human Genetics, Genetic and Epigenetic Inheritance, Cancer Biology, the HIV Pandemic, and the Biology of Aging.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D.


Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement on teaching expertise and interests, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your teaching preparation and interests, please address the ways you might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Questions about this search may be directed to Geoff Findlay, Search Chair, at


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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