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The Department of Biology invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.  We seek a broadly-trained biologist with interests in microbiology and virology/immunology, which would include plant-microbe interactions.  Responsibilities include teaching an intermediate-level Microbiology course with weekly laboratory during 2016-17, and another intermediate level course in virology/immunology in 2017-18.  In addition, participation in the team-taught introductory Cellular and Molecular Biology course and advanced seminar-style course with laboratory projects in areas complementary to our curriculum may be parts of the two-year teaching responsibilities. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The College provides laboratory space and funds to support student research and faculty travel.  All application materials (curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation) should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online by January 18, 2016.

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Amy Vollmer, the search committee chair.  

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.  Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.  The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


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