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Job Description:

The Biology Department at Austin College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Biology at the Visiting Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2023. This appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal. We seek a broadly trained molecular or cellular biologist whose teaching and research interests will complement those of our faculty. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory biology, non-major’s science, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.


The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. (ABD acceptable), a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential to engage undergraduates in research through coursework. The standard teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester (2 courses that include lecture and accompanying lab). The successful candidate will have strong commitments to innovative teaching in a liberal arts environment and to fostering and encouraging diversity in their classroom through their pedagogy. Supervision of undergraduate research projects is also a possibility, depending on interest and experience.   Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, instructional faculty position which will be a one-year, visiting assistant appointment. Salary will be consistent with campus-wide salary structure with benefits to accompany this position. A successful background investigation is required. Benefits that accompany this position can be found here:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Austin College will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources.   Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position posted March 24, 2023. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must submit the following:

  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A diversity and inclusion statement (which must indicate how candidates would address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service)
  • A one-page statement of research interests that includes engagement of undergraduates in research
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please combine materials into one PDF document and email to Austin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer which serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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