Bates College a private, highly selective, residential college in Lewiston, Maine is devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. The Department of Biology invites applications for a one-year full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 1, 2024. Ph.D. is required by the start date. The department is seeking an organismal biologist whose teaching and research center around terrestrial animals.
Teaching responsibilities (5 courses) will include contributions to the biology and general education curriculum. Specific course offerings will depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise, but these courses will include a 100-level general education course, a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) course at the 100-level, and a skills-based course offered during our 3.5-week Short Term.
Bates and the Biology Department are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and the curriculum. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as demonstrated success or potential for working with underrepresented, first generation, and marginalized student populations. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching can further this goal. As well, the department expects to support the success of visiting professors through mentorship and professional development opportunities.
To receive full consideration, candidates should submit their applications by February 9, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, via Interfolio, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.