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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Department of Biology, Swarthmore College

The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time, 2-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2020. There is an option to extend the term of the position to one additional year. Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities include an intermediate-level course in Ecology, Applied Ecology, or a related field, with weekly laboratories and/or field work, and participation in the department’s team-taught introductory course in organismal and population biology. Funds are available for travel to professional meetings and for summer support of undergraduate research collaborators. In addition to state-of-the-art lab facilities, including a modern greenhouse and vivarium, the 200+ acre Crum Woods adjacent to campus can be used for teaching and research if desired.

Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and just 20 miles from Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore read this.

Please submit a cover letter, an up to date C.V., a teaching statement describing potential courses the applicant would be prepared to teach, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation. We also request that job applicants include a one-page “Contributions to Diversity Statement” with their application. In this statement the applicant should explain their experience with and plans to increase recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students. All application materials should be submitted using Interfolio by February 17, 2020. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Jose-Luis Machado.

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