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Visiting Assistant Professor in Microbiology

Colgate University: Office of the Provost of the Dean of the Faculty (PDOF): Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Biology Department


Hamilton, New York

Open Date

Feb 08, 2024

Salary Range or Pay Grade

$68,900 (for ABD candidates) to $72,900 (for candidate with PhD in hand)


Visiting Assistant Professor in Microbiology

Colgate University


The Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in fall semester 2024 to fill a one-year position. The successful candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching in a liberal arts setting and involvement of students in research. Over the course of the year, the individual hired will teach in the lecture and laboratory components of a team-taught foundations course called Molecules, Cells, and Genes; a Microbiology elective with lab; and an additional elective in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. Completion of PhD is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire, and teaching experience is desirable. 


An application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of 3 names of individuals who would be prepared to submit reference letters at a later date can be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their teaching statement how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin March 8, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position.


Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3,200 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Biology can be found here. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York here.

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