Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Posted 3/2/2023

The Department of Biology seeks qualified candidates to apply for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2023. The Visiting position is a one-year position, but may be renewable for up to two additional years. The position is designed to provide teaching experience at a small liberal arts institution for a person seeking full-time employment at such an institution.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent). ABD candidates will be considered. Prior teaching experience (including teaching assistantships in graduate school) and/or post-doctoral research experience is desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in our introductory major courses and in our 200-level cell biology course. Additional teaching responsibilities may include our non-major courses and our 300-level genetics course. Future opportunities may exist to develop additional upper-division courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The annual teaching load for this position is seven courses; both lecture and laboratory contribute equally in our course load.

For consideration, please submit a complete application by March 15, 2023. We have extended our deadline for applicants and will be evaluating applications as they are submitted.  We encourage applicants to submit early.  Interested candidates should apply online at

A complete application includes a cover letter addressing teaching qualifications and contributions to support a diverse community, a curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research goals, and contact information for three references.  Reference letters will be requested prior to invitations for interviews at a later date. All materials should be submitted to this site.

Questions about the position can be addressed to the Department Chair, Dr. Marilee Ramesh, [email protected].


Last Updated 03/02/2023