The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a laboratory instructor to begin July or August 2019. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community and who are committed to working effectively with a diverse student population.
We seek a lab instructor for an introductory course in cell and molecular biology (fall term) and a comparative animal physiology course (spring term). In addition to teaching two or three laboratory sections per week, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to lab course development and updating lab manuals. Other duties may include advising undergraduates and departmental service.
A Ph.D. in biological sciences is preferred; candidates with equivalent research experience or a Master's degree will also be considered. We are especially interested in candidates with inquiry-based lab teaching experience and who are also familiar with vertebrate physiology techniques. This will be a non-tenure-track faculty appointment. The initial contract, which includes benefits, is half-time (0.5 FTE) for one academic year with the potential for renewal upon satisfactory job performance.
All applications should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/64359. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. A complete application includes a letter of application addressed to Professor Lois Banta (Chair, Biology Department), a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and three current letters of recommendation. Your cover letter should speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check http://faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The College has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.