2021-2022 Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professorship in Biology
The Haverford College Biology Department seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in genetics/genomics (broadly defined) for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The position involves the equivalent of a five-course teaching load for the year. The successful candidate will contribute to our curriculum at a variety of levels working with undergraduate students from diverse racial, gender, socio-economic, geographic, academic and social backgrounds and identities.
In the fall semester, the successful candidate will co-teach our BiolH200 “Genes, Genomes and Evolution” class and will work alongside our lab instructor for two afternoon labs per week. They will also teach two upper-level half-semester courses in their area of expertise. In the spring semester, they will co-teach a junior level research lab class with a bioinformaticist and teach two half-semester advanced seminar classes for seniors in the candidate’s area of expertise. The topic of the research course is open and there is the possibility of aligning this course to further the candidate’s own research. Interest in, or experience with, team teaching across STEM disciplinary boundaries is highly valued. Expertise in environmental biology would be preferred but is not required and candidates in all areas of genetics/genomics or connected fields are encouraged to apply.
Haverford College is a small undergraduate liberal arts college four miles from Philadelphia with outstanding and highly motivated undergraduate students; we use research as a teaching tool, and all students complete original research as their capstone project. Faculty in the department are committed to teaching a diverse and inclusive student population whereby we support connecting people, ideas, and programs across the full institutional landscape, drawing on the creative energy from all community members. More information about the College can be found here: https://www.haverford.edu/
Candidates must have completed a PhD, and additional postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should submit:
- a cover letter
- a CV
- a brief summary of recent research activities
- a statement of teaching interests and professional goals.
The teaching statement should describe the candidate’s teaching and mentoring experience and teaching philosophy as well as explicitly state the candidate’s approach and philosophy around supporting the learning of a diverse student body. Two confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded separately by the recommenders.
Complete applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 20, 2021. Application materials and recommendations should be submitted using Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/87430
For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help [at] interfolio.com. Questions about the positions may be addressed to: Beth Lieberman, Department of Biology, Haverford College 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, USA at email: llieberma [at] haverford.edu
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s educational mission.