Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Lawrence University

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and
conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a two-year
appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2022. Applicants should
hold a PhD in biology or related discipline and be interested in working closely with
undergraduate students. Responsibilities include teaching cell biology, molecular biology, and
an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load is two non-lab
courses (or one course with two lab sections) per trimester on a 10-week trimester calendar.
Laboratory space, funds to support research, and support for professional development will be
available. The department is involved in an HHMI-funded inclusive pedagogy initiative and the
successful candidate would be welcome to participate in any workshops and/or trainings
associated with this initiative. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us
create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) constructing or
contributing to successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3)
contribute to the department’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement inclusive pedagogy
to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to
antiracism.
Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music
located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty
and staff and provides a variety of social and mentoring opportunities for employees from
underrepresented groups. The Department of Biology has excellent facilities to support faculty
research and teaching, including state-of-the-art facilities for use in cell culture work and
several model genetic and ecological systems, biological imaging, and plant and animal
terrestrial and aquatic science research. Recent postdoctoral and adjunct faculty have been
highly successful at obtaining tenure-track positions.
Candidates should submit the following at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/ : (1) a letter
explaining your past experience and interest in this position at Lawrence, (2) a curriculum vitae,
including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of
recommendation at a later stage in the search process (two of whom can attest specifically to
teaching), (3) a single PDF with separate statements on teaching, scholarship, and diversity, and
(4) graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experience
related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting
and ways that they would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence. In their teaching statement,
candidates must address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive
experience for a diverse community of learners. Candidates are encouraged to read more about
Lawrence at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com as well as www.lawrence.edu and Colleges
That Change Lives. The position will remain open until filled; for best consideration, submit
materials by May 1st, 2022. For further information, please contact Jodi Sedlock
(jodi.sedlock@lawrence.edu), the chair of the search committee.