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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology (2023)

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Washington and Lee University
Location
24450

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology (2023)

Location:
24450
Open Date:
Jul 10, 2023
Description:

The Department of Biology at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology in the area of Physiology, beginning July 1, 2024. Candidates should be prepared to teach physiology courses with and without lab across 100 to 300 level courses. Inclusion of students in research is also a central value of our teacher-scholar model. We are especially interested in candidates who could support interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Neuroscience and/or Data Science.

The school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and a 4-week spring term. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. There is no summer teaching. Support for research includes laboratory start-up funding, conference funding, summer research funding, and pre-tenure leave, as well as opportunities to present to faculty cohorts and programs on campus; teaching support is available through university-wide workshops and the Harte Center for Teaching and Learning. 

W&L promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous physiology scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. 

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges.


Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status in Biology and will be able to teach Physiology related courses as well  as upper division courses in Data Science, Neuroscience or Environmental Studies.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023. Candidates should submit:

  • A letter of application summarizing teaching interests and experience, scholarly pursuits, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One to two-page teaching and research statements with the option to include: sample syllabi, works in preparation, grant proposals, manuscripts in preparation and evidence of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Names and contact details of three references who are willing and able to write confidential letters of recommendation (we will solicit the letters for candidates when they are invited for on-campus interviews)

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/127895.

Our search committee will conduct first round interviews virtually, after which finalists will be invited for on campus interviews.

For more information, please contact Bill Hamilton at hamiltone@wlu.edu.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

Organization

About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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