Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor in Evolution, Beloit College

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor in Evolution

  • Description:

    Beloit College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Evolution to begin in January 2014.  The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology or related field and be able to teach courses in evolution, introductory biology for biology majors and non-majors, and other areas of evolutionary biology such as evolutionary developmental biology, ecological evolutionary biology, or bioinformatics.  This full-time position offers a three-semester appointment with a teaching load of two courses per semester and opportunities to engage in research with undergraduates.  We especially seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.  This position is an excellent opportunity to teach in a department that is nationally-known for innovative pedagogy.  The visiting faculty member will receive individualized mentoring from members of the biology faculty, as well as ample opportunity to pursue professional development as both a teacher and scholar.  Over the last 20 years, multiple visiting faculty members in the biology department have secured tenure-track positions at colleges and universities.

    Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries.  The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.  Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

    Inquiries may be addressed to Yaffa Grossman, chair of the search committee at grossman@beloit.edu.  Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Center for the Sciences Administrative Assistant, Doreen Dalman, at dalmand@beloit.edu.  Review of applications will begin on September 20 and continue until the position is filled.

    Additional information about the position is posted at http://www.beloit.edu/biology/openings/evolution/