Visiting Assistant Professor

Genetics/Cell Biology

Stellenanangebot Visiting Assistant Professor in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania | Vereinigte Staaten


The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August of 2023. Teaching responsibilities usually consist of one course with two weekly laboratory sections or two courses without laboratories each semester. The applicant’s course offerings will be one intermediate-level Genetics or Cell Biology course with labs per semester, with the potential for advanced seminar-style or first-year seminar courses in an area that is complementary to our existing curriculum, or participation in our introductory courses. Funds are available for travel to professional meetings and to support undergraduate research students during the academic year and the summer.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and 20 miles from Wilmington DE, the Swarthmore undergraduate student body has 44% U.S. minority enrollment and 11% international enrollment. Swarthmore has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see:


Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The strongest candidates will demonstrate an ability to effectively teach complex biological concepts to undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

All application materials should be submitted online at Applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing their interest in applying for this position, statements describing their teaching and research interests, and a current CV. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s interests in teaching at an undergraduate institution, any previous teaching experience, and approach to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. The research statement should describe the applicant’s program of research (including research interests, recent and current research, and anticipated areas for future work) and its potential to engage undergraduate students. In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. Review of applications will begin on Feb. 27th, 2023. For more information, please visit our website at Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Dawn Carone, at dcarone1(at)

Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website.


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Bewerbungsschluss: 27.02.2023

Swarthmore College: Biology Department

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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