Visiting Assistant Professor
Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Biology Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F070P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 04/10/2023

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Biology at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to teach courses in biochemistry and genetics starting in Fall semester 2023.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
The position includes teaching a senior seminar course for Biochemistry majors and team-teaching an Introductory Biology course in Fall 2023, and teaching an intermediate level course in Molecular Genetics and an upper level seminar course in cell or molecular biology in Spring 2024. Introductory Biology 108 ‘Information Flow in Biological Systems' has both a lecture and lab component, and the instructor is responsible for 3 weeks of lectures and teaching one weekly 3 hr laboratory section. This course is fully designed and has a standardized syllabus, a laboratory manual, and the instructors of the course meet weekly to discuss the laboratory. The topic and design of the upper level seminar courses will be determined by the instructor's area of expertise and in consultation with the Chair of Biology. The Molecular Genetics course includes both a lecture and fully designed lab component. Experience teaching at the college level is preferred and a PhD in a biological science is required.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit:
-Letter of application
-List of two references
-One letter of reference; this person should not be listed on your references list
-A concise statement of teaching experience and philosophy

Review of applicant materials will begin on April 10, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Meg Ronsheim and submitted online at . Contact Dr. Meg Ronsheim at with any questions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:

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