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Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2023. Applicants should hold a PhD in biology or related discipline and be interested in working closely with undergraduate students. Responsibilities include teaching BIOL 240: Morphogenesis of the Vertebrates, BIOL 150: Organismal Form and Function, and an upper-level course and mentoring of two short-term introductory level group research projects in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load is two non-lab courses (or one course with two lab sections) per trimester on a 10-week trimester calendar. Laboratory space, funds to support research, and support for professional development will be available. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) constructing or contributing to successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3) contribute to the department’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism.

Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and provides a variety of social and mentoring opportunities for employees from underrepresented groups. The Department of Biology has excellent facilities to support faculty research and teaching, including state-of-the-art facilities for use in cell culture work and several model genetic and ecological systems, biological imaging, and plant and animal terrestrial and aquatic science research. Recent postdoctoral and adjunct faculty have been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track positions.

Candidates should submit the following at (1) a letter explaining your past experience and interest in this position at Lawrence, (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search process (two of whom can attest specifically to teaching), (3) a single PDF with separate statements on teaching, scholarship, and diversity, and (4) graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that they would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence. In their teaching statement, candidates must address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at as well as and Colleges That Change Lives. The position will remain open until filled; for best consideration, submit materials by March 24th, 2023. For further information, please contact Alyssa Hakes (, the chair of the search committee.

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