The Department of Biology at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting position, beginning September 2024. We invite biologists with broad training in neurobiology and cell and molecular biology to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include an intermediate cell and molecular biology course, an upper-level neurobiology elective, an upper-level seminar course in the applicant’s area of expertise, and the possibility for other teaching as necessary.
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 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 February 5th, 2024 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). Please submit documents in PDF format using the form below. Please also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Blaine Moore, chair of the search, sent via email to BiologySearch@kzoo.edu. Please use the applicant’s name as the subject line in the following format: 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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