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Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Lawrence University – Appleton, WI

Posted by on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Job Opportunities .

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2022.


Applicants should hold a PhD in biology or related discipline and be interested in working closely with
undergraduate students.


Responsibilities include teaching cell biology, molecular biology, and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Teaching Details:

The teaching load is two non-lab courses (or one course with two lab sections) per trimester on a 10-week trimester calendar. Laboratory space, funds to support research, and support for professional development will be available. The department is involved in an HHMI-funded inclusive pedagogy initiative and the successful candidate would be welcome to participate in any workshops and/or trainings associated with this initiative. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us
create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) constructing or
contributing to successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3)
contribute to the department’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement inclusive pedagogy
to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to

To Apply:
Candidates should submit the following at :

  • (1) a letter explaining your past experience and interest in this position at Lawrence,
  • (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search process (two of whom can attest specifically to teaching),
  • (3) a single PDF with separate statements on teaching, scholarship, and diversity, and
  • (4) graduate transcripts.

The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that they would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence. In their teaching statement, candidates must address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at as well as and Colleges That Change Lives.

The position will remain open until filled; for best consideration, submit materials by May 1st, 2022.

For further information, please contact Jodi Sedlock (, the chair of the search committee.

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