Bates College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience

Biology and Neuroscience

Bates College, a private, highly selective, residential college in Lewiston, Maine, is devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. The Department of Biology and the Program in Neuroscience invite applications for a two-year full time Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023. Ph.D. is required by the start date. We would be interested in a wide-range of candidates who specialize in neuroscience at the cellular and/or molecular scale.

Teaching responsibilities (5 courses) will include contributions to the biology, general education, and neuroscience curricula (e.g.,100-level general education neuroscience course, course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) course at the 100-level, upper-level neurobiology course with lab, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty). Catalog descriptions of current courses can be found here. We would also expect this person to mentor research projects with undergraduates in their area of expertise

Bates, the Biology Department, and the Program in Neuroscience are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and the curriculum. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as demonstrated success in working with underrepresented, first generation, and marginalized student populations. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching can further this goal. As well, the department and program expects to support the success of visiting professors through mentorship and professional development opportunities.


Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2023

Application Instructions:

To receive full consideration, candidates should submit their applications by February 15, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests that also addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Bates College is committed to equal opportunity and to providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

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Last updated: 2023-01-19