Visiting Assistant Professor Positions at the University of Richmond

The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond seeks to fill two full-time visiting faculty positions (non-tenure track) for the 2018-19 academic year, beginning August 2018 and ending May 2019. Both positions have the possibility of renewal for a second year. We are looking for broadly trained biologists with expertise in cellular/molecular biology, ecology/evolution, and/or interdisciplinary training spanning both concept areas. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and an interest in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI).

The position entails teaching four units per term, including introductory level courses with lab (where each count as a unit) and upper level electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Research space and access to equipment may be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 20, 2018.

Applicants should apply online at and upload a cover letter; a statement that addresses their teaching experiences and their vision for being a teacher-scholar at a PUI; a current curriculum vitae; and the names of three references who can address teaching effectiveness and potential. References will be contacted once a short-list of candidates is made. Review of applications will begin immediately and qualified applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position and application process should be directed to Dr. Omar Quintero (

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applicants address how they envision contributing to these goals in their application materials. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have interest or experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines (Integrated Inclusive Science) which aligns with the University’s strategic plan ( For more information on the department, see

The Department of Biology is housed in the Gottwald center for the Sciences, which also houses the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and had an extensive renovation/expansion of laboratory and teaching facilities completed in 2005. Approximately 50 biology majors graduate each year, many of whom go on to attend top graduate and medical schools. Members of the Department of Biology have access to two University-owned field sites that are approximately 15 and 45 minutes away from campus.