Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA, USA

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

  • 15-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Biology Department at Washington & Jefferson (W&J) College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in computational biology starting in Fall 2022. We are seeking a computational biologist with significant experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Java) and statistical environments (e.g. R or Matlab). The candidate should understand life sciences in the era of "big data" and have an interest in helping undergraduate students understand and use computational methods in their courses. The candidate is expected to teach courses such as bioinformatics, genomics, and biological modeling, teach foundational biology courses, as well as other courses based on their area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the candidate may also work with students on independent research projects. The candidate may also participate in interdisciplinary programs including those that involve aspects of computational science. Biologists from diverse disciplines including ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, neuroscience, and systems biology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must provide evidence of an interest in teaching and working with undergraduate students.

    The deadline for application materials is December 3, 2021.

    To apply, upload a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests to Three letters of recommendation should be sent to [email protected]

    Getting to Know W&J

    Washington & Jefferson College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, the college is home to a diverse population of approximately 1,100 students from 26 states and 11 countries. Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Pittsburgh is a vibrant city consistently ranked as among the best cities in which to live and one that boasts an excellent food culture, nationally-recognized museums and performing arts organizations, major league sports franchises, and thriving medical and high-tech industries.

    Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

    Celebrating Diversity

    Washington & Jefferson College has made a commitment "to become a more welcoming and visibly diverse community every year, increasingly reflecting the demographics of the region and nation." The College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators, and employees are able to live, study, and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world. We encourage candidates to specifically address in their application materials how they would contribute to the College's pursuit of that vision.

    Washington & Jefferson College


    Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

    All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.

    W&J's pre-law and pre-health programs are internationally known. Historically, more than 80 percent of W&J students who apply to law or health-related schools are accepted. More than 75 percent of W&J's seniors seeking employment find work in their fields or attend graduate school.

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