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Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology (non-tenure track)

The Simpson College Biology and Environmental Science Department invites applications for a 1-year non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or instructor. Teaching responsibilities will begin August 2019.

We seek a broadly trained anatomist who complements existing strengths in the biology program to join our academically diverse and collegial team. Duties of the position entail teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate biology curriculum including human anatomy, human physiology, biology labs at the 100-level, and another intermediate-level course in the curriculum or an advanced seminar in the applicant’s area of specialty. Primary duties will include instructing students in courses and communicating with department staff, students, and other faculty. The teaching load is six courses over two semesters (with lab sections counting as 1/2 course).

The position requires a Ph.D. in biology or a related field or an M.A. in Anatomy. ABD will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in student-centered teaching, and experience teaching at the undergraduate level is desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base in their discipline and must demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive teaching practices.

The Institution
Simpson College is an independent, selective, and comprehensive liberal-arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills and nurture values that foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living fulfilled lives within a creative, diverse and just community.

Simpson’s main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa, a part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. The Des Moines area has a population of over 600,000 and economic growth has outpaced the U.S. as a whole. In addition, the cost of living is well below the national average. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit: www.simpson.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a cover letter addressing your interest in the position, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The position will begin August 2019.
Please submit one document (PDF preferred) to the email listed below that includes your application letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three people who will serve as references. Please have references send letters to the same email with BIOLOGY SEARCH: APPLICANT NAME in the subject line.

Attention: Dr. Amy Doling, Chair
Department of Biology

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. You will find the entire EOE statement at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to- criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.