Biology: Visiting Faculty Position (Focus in Ecology) - 000080E

Virginia, Richmond, USA
Jun 26, 2017
Broadbean Poster
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Biology: Visiting Faculty Position (Focus in Ecology) - 000080E

The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond seeks to fill a full-time visiting faculty position (non-tenure track) for the 2017-18 academic year, beginning August 2017 and ending May 2018. We are looking for a broadly trained biologist with expertise in ecology. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and an interest in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI). Teaching expectations for this position include both introductory level courses with lab and an upper level elective in the candidate's area of expertise. Research space and equipment can be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in by August 20, 2017.

Applicants should visit our Careers Site ( and upload a cover letter; a statement that addresses their teaching experiences and their vision for being a teacher-scholar at a PUI; a current curriculum vitae; and the names of two references who can address teaching effectiveness and potential. References will be contacted once a short-list of candidates is made. Review of applications will begin immediately and qualified applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position and application process should be directed to Dr. April Hill ().

The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, predominantly liberal arts institution. The University is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have interest or experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines (Integrated Inclusive Science) which aligns with the University's strategic plan ( For more information on the department, see

The Department of Biology is housed in the Gottwald center for the Sciences, which also houses the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and had an extensive renovation/expansion of laboratory and teaching facilities completed in 2005. Approximately 50 biology majors graduate each year, many of whom go on to attend top graduate and medical schools. Members of the Department of Biology have access to two University-owned field sites that are approximately 15 and 45 minutes away from campus.