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Davidson College


The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for three two-year visiting assistant professors to teach Genetics, Biochemistry, or Microbiology, beginning 01 July 2020. The area of specialization should be in one of those three fields or a related field. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field) by June 2020, ability and interest in teaching introductory and one of these three upper-level biology laboratory courses.

Each position seeks an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, typically two courses with lab and one course without lab per year, which will be met through a combination of introductory biology with lab (BIO113), an upper-level seminar or lecture course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and then either genetics with lab (BIO201), microbiology with lab (BIO202), or biochemistry with lab (BIO303). Candidates with demonstrated ability to teach biostatistics, bioinformatics, or nutrition are particularly encouraged to apply.


Apply online only at The position is open until filled, with review of applications beginning on January 3, 2020.

Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing:

1) teaching philosophy,

2) research interests,

3) how teaching, research, and/or service will contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion,

4) CV, and names and contact information of references.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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