Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. The Allegheny College Biology Department invites applicants for a 2-year visiting assistant professor in ecology to begin August 2020. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to liberal arts education. We are particularly interested in candidates working at the level of communities or higher (e.g., ecosystems or landscapes) and who can complement or add to our existing strengths in aquatic ecology.

Teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the introductory biology sequence, a sophomore-level investigative laboratory course in the candidate’s area of expertise, Biostatistics, and an upper-level course in Population and Community Ecology. The faculty member will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate researchers. Dedicated research space and start-up funds will be available. The college’s Bousson Environmental Research Reserve has diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments that can be used in teaching and research. 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.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. 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 dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.

Applicants should 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 arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent electronically. All materials should be sent to Review of applications will begin on 01/15/20.  Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Posted: November 22, 2019