The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in organismal biology, ecology, and/or biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2020. The area of specialization is open and may include evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by July 2020, ability, experience, and interest in teaching biostatistics, introductory organismal biology, and/or ecology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which will be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course (BIO114) plus lab, biostatistics (BIO240), and/or ecology (BIO321) plus lab.

Apply online only at The position is open until filled with review of applications beginning immediately. Application materials include a concise cover letter with discrete sections describing your approach to teaching, brief overview of research, and potential contributions to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, plus CV and names and contact information of references. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Chris Paradise at

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. To achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff members across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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