Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biology at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting position, beginning September 2022. Responsibilities include teaching upper-level courses with labs in the areas of Human/Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology and Molecular Biology (three courses in total), and an upper-level seminar course in the applicant’s area of expertise.

A completed Ph.D. is required. Prior teaching experience and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching is desirable. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 students. The Biology Department graduates about 50 majors each year, including many who pursue health careers and other graduate-level work in the discipline. The college offers an undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Posse Program and home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement addressing experience working with underrepresented students and pedagogical ways to create an inclusive classroom, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). Submitted documents should be in PDF format. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Santiago Salinas, Department of Biology and sent to BiologySearch@kzoo.edu using the applicant’s name as the subject line: lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; a statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience ,and philosophy, including a statement on experience working with underrepresented students; and pedagogical ways to create an inclusive classroom; (unofficial) graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Santiago Salinas, Department of Biology and sent to BiologySearch@kzoo.edu using the applicant’s name as the subject line: lastname_firstname.
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