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Visiting Assistant Professor in Ecology or Conservation Biology

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Ecology or Conservation Biology

The Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in ecology or conservation biology, beginning fall semester 2023. The successful candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching in the liberal arts setting and involvement of students in research. The individual hired will teach Conservation Biology, the lecture and laboratory components of a team-taught foundations course called Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity, and an elective course in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in alluniversity programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, by teaching a general education course on a topic of their choice.

Completion of PhD prior to or shortly after the date of hire is required, and teaching experience (either as teaching assistant or as instructor of record) is desirable. An application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names of individuals who would be prepared to submit reference letters at a later date must be submitted through

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of approximately 3200 undergraduate students situated in central New York state. Faculty in the Colgate biology department are committed to excellence in both teaching and research involving undergraduate students. Further information about the biology department can be found here.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in central and upstate New York at this website It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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