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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology — Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science

November 05, 2019


Earlham College invites applications for a biologist with teaching and research interests in ecology, evolution, and/or environmental science. This is a full-time, one-year appointment in the Biology Department as a visiting professor, possibly renewable for a second year depending on institutional needs. The position begins in August 2020.

The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching — in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a student-focused department at a nationally ranked small liberal arts college.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to introductory courses in ecology, environmental science/sustainability, and biodiversity, and upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applicants who have an expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially attractive: population and community ecology, conservation, and field research. A typical course load is two courses with labs per semester (12 contact hours). For an expanded description of Earlham College and the Biology Department please visit:

Experience & Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required; teaching or post-doctoral experience is desired.

Application Instructions

Please send a single PDF that includes: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) statement of research interests, (5) statement on diversity and inclusion, and (6) contact information for three references that can speak to your teaching, research and communication skills. References should be people who are able to respond (or produce a letter of recommendation) within 1 week after they are contacted.

Please send your application to Kim Allen, Biology Administrative Assistant at Please do not send application materials via postal mail.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, contact Wendy P Tori, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at:

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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