Biology Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University

The successful candidate will teach two lecture courses and their accompanying laboratories each semester, contributing to the two-course introductory biology sequence for majors, covering topics in cellular and molecular biology, with a focus on molecular genetics in the second course. One position will have potential to teach a zoology course in the second year. Oxford’s state-of-the-art science facility, which opened in 2016, is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM.


Required - A Ph.D. in biology or a sub-discipline, completed by May 2020

Preferred – Candidates with experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply. Biology faculty use recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE as guiding principles. Experience or advanced training in molecular biology is a plus for both positions, and background and experience in organismal biology is desirable for one position.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college. Evaluation of candidates will begin February, 21, 2020 , and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sarah Fankhauser (