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Visiting Assistant Professor Biology

The Biology Department of Linfield College is recruiting for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. The department is seeking a dynamic, experienced instructor to teach two courses Principles of Biology and Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, or Evolution. Review of applications begin on April 6, 2018 and applications received by this date will receive full consideration. The position will close on May 4, 2018. The position is eligible for relocation.


Instruction Responsibilities:   

The Visiting Assistant Professor's primary responsibilities will be to teach two courses that are listed below.  Each of the instruction responsibilities are core courses for our Biology majors

  • Principles of Biology, our introductory course for biology and allied health majors. This is a two-semester sequence with a class section size of approximately 40 students. The person filling this position will teach one lecture section each semester, will work closely with other department faculty, and will use a common syllabus. Additionally, this person will instruct multiple sections of the Principles of Biology laboratory each semester.  Significant support from laboratory staff is available.
  • The second course depends on the expertise of the applicant with preference given to those who could teach Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, or Evolution and the associated lab for each course. Each of these is a core course for our Biology majors. Genetics is at the sophomore level and Molecular Cell Biology and Evolution are at the junior/senior level. Both of these upper-division courses have limited enrollments of 12, and include a focus on writing.


Required Qualifications:                      

  • A Ph.D. and relevant teaching experience are preferred, though candidates who are ABD will be considered.
  • Evidence of a solid instructional record is required. There are no research or service responsibilities associated with this position, but space and supplies for research may be available.
  • Educators at Linfield College are dedicated to teaching in a liberal arts environment and the Biology Department is collegial and dynamic.


Application Procedures: 

Review of applications begin on April 6, 2018 and applications received by this date will receive full consideration. The position will close on May 4, 2018. To apply, please complete the online application process and attach the following documents:


  • A cover letter describing your qualifications for this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of your teaching experience, including a list of courses taught with a description of each course and your role in the course.
  • Three letters of recommendation Please send recommendation letters to Meg Anderson, Human Resources Recruiter, for attachment to your application.




We Value Diversity:  Linfield College is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.  All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

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