Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology (2023)Location:
Jul 10, 2023Description:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.