Mount Holyoke College

Visiting Lecturer in Biology

Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, two-year Visiting Lecturer in Biology to start in the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will teach introductory biology and its associated labs as well as advanced courses in their area of expertise. Teaching load will be two courses with two lab sections each and one seminar course without lab. This is an open field search, but candidates that can teach a course in vertebrate anatomy, human physiology, neurobiology, development, plant physiology, or ecology may be of particular interest. Qualifications include a Ph.D., a record of strong scholarship and teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made online at careers.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a cover letter, CV, and statements of (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. Three letters of reference will be requested before inviting candidates to a first round interview. Application review will begin on April 19th, but all application submitted before 4/26 will receive full consideration. For more information, contact Martha Hoopes, Chair of Biological Sciences, at mhoopes@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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Last updated: 2021-04-03