Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology (Introductory)

William & Mary
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Assistant Professor/9-Mth

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology (Introductory)

Unit Mission Statement:

The Department of Biology is committed to excellence in research and teaching in the integrative life sciences, from molecules to ecosystems. Our goal is the development of well-trained biologists and scientifically literate citizens. The Faculty of teacher-scholars does innovative research and collaborates with undergraduate and graduate students to foster critical thinking, professional skills, and intellectual independence. These goals are met, in part, by actively promoting opportunities for students to conduct original research that advances science. The Faculty values diversity, collegiality, and the pursuit of academic connections across disciplines. We place a priority on being accessible to students and colleagues. The Department strives to create an inclusive and nurturing environment for student and faculty development that encourages outreach and participation in the College, local, and professional communities.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biology at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a 2-year, non-tenure track Teaching Faculty instructional position that will begin August 10, 2024. This appointment has a service component commensurate with rank. This appointment may be renewable contingent upon department/program needs, availability of funds, and performance review.
We seek an individual with teaching expertise in and enthusiasm for teaching introductory biology. The successful applicant will teach the spring semester of a two-semester introductory biology series, focusing on organisms, ecology, and evolution. Additional teaching expectations will include non-majors courses in the applicant’s area of expertise that contribute to the general education requirements, known as the College (COLL) Curriculum. There is no expectation of research scholarship associated with this position. However, the successful applicant is expected to remain current in biology education (pedagogy), keep curricula current with the latest discoveries in biology, and actively participate in revising and improving the introductory biology curriculum. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective and engaging teacher, will have a [3-3] teaching load, and will be expected to contribute to academic advising and serving on committees.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2024) and have prior teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous teaching experience at the introductory level is preferred, as is a demonstrated commitment to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Postdoctoral research experience is desirable.

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Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of prior research, and a statement of prior advising experience. A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in biology in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the initial review date, September 30, 2023. Applications received after the initial review date will be considered if needed.
Information on the degree programs in the Department of Biology may be found at

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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