Amherst College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Biochemistry

The Department of Biology at Amherst College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the area of biochemistry. This is a one-year position beginning in July 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, genders, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate will teach a team-taught lecture course in biochemistry in the fall semester and a team-taught lecture course with laboratory in biochemistry in the spring semester. The candidate will also mentor undergraduates in directed research in the candidate’s area of expertise. Research space, shared equipment, and modest research funds will be provided for this purpose. A completed Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is expected.

Candidates should apply electronically to with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Karen Racz, academic department coordinator of biology ([email protected]; 413-542-2097). For information about Amherst’s biology department, visit:

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.

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last updated 28-Jan-2018