One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Neurobiology & Human Physiology

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Feb 21, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting position, beginning September 2020. Responsibilities include teaching upper-level courses in the areas of Neurobiology and Human Physiology, team teaching a mid-level course in cell and molecular biology, and developing an upper level seminar course in the area of expertise.

A completed Ph.D. is required. Prior teaching experience and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching is desirable. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College ( is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 students. The Biology Department ( graduates about 50 majors each year, including many who pursue health careers and other graduate-level work in the discipline. The college offers an undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) a statement addressing experience a plan for working with underrepresented students and pedagogical ways to create an inclusive classroom, (5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) in PDF format to Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Ann Fraser, Department of Biology, sent to using the applicant’s name as the subject line: lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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