Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applicants for a 2-year visiting assistant professor in Biology to begin August 2023. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to liberal arts education. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory biology course focused on organismal physiology and ecology and a sophomore-level investigative laboratory course in the candidate’s area of expertise, with the potential for courses in ecology and biostatistics. Research space will be available. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College and the Biology Department support interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching and research and community-engaged work.
Please submit materials as a single PDF file of no more than 10 pages that contains a letter of application, cv, a diversity statement (describing how you do/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research. A strong teaching statement will include demonstrated experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives and a discussion of approaches to teaching and advising a diverse student population. Candidates also should provide contact information for 3 references. All materials should be sent to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2023. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
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