Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Half time

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Job Details Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $58,000 – $76,000 a year1 hour ago Benefits – Health insurance Qualifications – Teaching – Higher education teaching – Doctoral degree Full Job Description The Biology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a .5 part-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 2021, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. About Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs. The Biology Department has 10 full-time faculty with interests spanning biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, development, plant biology, genomics, ecology, conservation biology, behavior, systematics, evolutionary biology, and inclusive pedagogy, as well as two full-time instructors and a large support staff. Biology is one of the largest majors on campus, and complements other life science programs (i.e., Neuroscience and Biochemistry) at Oberlin. Responsibilities The incumbent will teach a total of three courses. The successful candidate will teach a section of our introductory Organismal Biology course, one or two upper-level lecture or lecture/laboratory courses in the areas of organismal biology, human global/public health, biomedical, or molecular biology (e.g., vertebrate anatomy, human reproduction, infectious disease, immunology, nutrition, epidemiology, etc), and possibly a non-majors course in global/public health. Qualifications Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2021-22). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law. Quick Link for Posting Compensation Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Special Instructions to Applicants To, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement detailing your commitment to and experience in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: – By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers. Review of applications will begin on 20 January, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. PLEASE NOTE that the Biology Department is accepting applications for one full-time and one half-time position; teaching in the half-time position may be completed within one semester or allotted across two semesters. Applicants are welcome to for one or for both of these positions. Applications for each position must be submitted separately at Questions about the position can be ressed to: or Keith Tarvin, Chair of Biology, at . Documents Needed to Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Unofficial Transcripts Research Statement Affirmation of Diversity Statement Optional Documents Show full job description Apply Now