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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

The Biology Department 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 Ecology or Evolution. Review of applicants and requests for interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The posting will close on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Instructional 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 Ecology or Evolution and the associated lab for each course. Each of these is a core course for our Biology majors. Ecology is at the sophomore level and Evolution is at the junior/senior level. This upper-division course has limited enrollment of 12, and includes 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 applicants and requests for interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The posting will close on Friday, June 29, 2018. To apply, please complete the online application 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, manderson@linfield.edu 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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