Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (two-year position)
St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology beginning August 2023 (ending May 2025). We seek a biologist with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate education and mentorship. Teaching responsibilities include participating in biology core courses as needed (Contemporary Biosciences, Principles of Biology I, Principles of Biology II, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution) and upper division electives in their specialty. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral training and/or teaching experience preferred. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as maintaining an active research program that has the potential to involve undergraduates. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution which has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. We are located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter that addresses how the candidate will contribute to a campus culture of inclusion; curriculum vitae (including email address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/125248. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kevin Emerson.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.