Assistant Professor in Biology

Memphis, Shelby County
Jul 07, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of Biology at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a one-year faculty position in Microbiology to begin in August of 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology with expertise in microbiology and a strong interest in engaging students at the undergraduate level. The person who fills this position will teach a broadly-based Microbiology lecture and lab for Biology majors during both Fall and Spring semesters. Additional teaching responsibilities include a senior seminar and another course involvement. These will cover topics to be determined based on the candidate's background and experience.

All application materials must be submitted online, and applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship and applicants must be available to begin work by August 18, 2014. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be solicited electronically after a candidate has entered his or her recommenders' contact information.

Please apply online at

For additional information regarding the position, please contact

Dr. Carolyn Jaslow, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

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