Visiting Assistant Professor - Anatomy & Physiology

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Biology:  The Department of Biology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, three-year, annually renewable term appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2019, pending final administrative approval.  We seek candidates to teach anatomy and physiology and possibly mentor student research projects in physiology or related discipline. Minimum qualifications include ABD in biology, biomedical sciences or a related field.  Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent by the time of appointment and full-time undergraduate teaching experience are preferred. Specific teaching assignments will include human anatomy and physiology (for Nursing majors) and possibly general education courses, including First-Year Seminars.  Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term.  The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with diverse students in a small college environment.  Developmental academic advising and some committee service also are expected with this appointment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statements of teaching philosophy and research interests,
  • evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it,
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (,
  • and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. 

Letters should be addressed to Peter Fauth, Professor and Chairperson of Biology, and all materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] with Biology A&P in the subject line.Review of applications will begin February 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 1/11/2019
Application Due: 3/12/2019
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