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Visiting Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology and Biostatistics

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Biology

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The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in organismal biology, ecology, and/or biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2022. The area of specialization is open and may include physiology, evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by June 2022, ability, experience, and interest in teaching biostatistics, introductory organismal biology, and/or courses in ecology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which will be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course plus lab (BIO114; counts for two courses), a biostatistics course (BIO240), and/or an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization. Click here for a full description of the position, the department, and the college.

Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. The position is open until filled with review of applications beginning 28 February 2022. Application materials will include three documents. One is a concise cover letter with discrete sections describing the candidate’s approach to teaching and a brief overview of research. The second is a statement of the candidate’s potential contributions to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, answering three prompts (1. describe your past experience or training in educational diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or justice (DEIJ) initiatives or practices, 2. in your past teaching or mentoring experiences (if applicable), how have you implemented DEIJ practices?, and 3. how would you implement DEIJ practices in your proposed teaching at Davidson College?). The third is the CV with names and contact information of references included within. The initial screening of candidates will be based on an evaluation of just the candidates’ statement of potential contributions to Davidson’s commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Chris Paradise at chparadise@davidson.edu.

Davidson College is an academically rigorous, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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