Amherst College

Visiting Lecturer in Biology

Department of Biology

Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics/Cell Biology

The Department of Biology at Amherst College invites applications for a visiting lecturer to teach an advanced laboratory course in cell biology or molecular genetics and to co-teach biochemistry with laboratory. This is a one-year position beginning on July 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. Amherst College has become one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, the college has profoundly transformed its student body. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 9 percent of our students are international students. Amherst College is committed to cultivating an inclusive educational environment. Our expectation is that the successful candidate for this position will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, and religion.

We seek a colleague who is committed to teaching advanced topics of biology in a liberal arts college setting. Pedagogical support is offered by Amherst’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facilities housed within the new science center, completed in 2018.

Candidates are asked to apply electronically to apply.interfolio.com/83012. with a (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) teaching statement (two to three pages) that includes past experiences that demonstrate preparation and effectiveness in teaching, (iv) statement that discusses past experiences and/or plans for supporting Amherst's diverse learning community (one page), and (v) to arrange for submission of three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact, Academic Department Coordinator of Biology Karen Racz (kracz@amherst.edu; 413-542-2097).

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than 200. Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium, offering a variety of opportunities for teaching and research collaborations as well as cultural venues. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst is two hours from Boston and three hours from New York City. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary, the Book & Plow Farm, and three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surroundings make Amherst College and the town of Amherst a great place to live and work. For more information about Amherst College and the Biology Department, please visit our websites:
www.amherst.edu
www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/Biology
www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/biochemistry-biophysics

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Last updated: 2021-02-27