Job Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


The Biology Department at Roanoke College seeks applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2014:  one in the area of eukaryotic cell biology and one in the area of prokaryotic or unicellular eukaryotic biology.  The positions are one year appointments designed to provide teaching experience at a small liberal arts institution for persons seeking full-time employment at such an institution.  A Ph.D. (or equivalent) is required; post-doctoral research experience is preferred.   The teaching load is three courses each semester. 

Eukaryotic Cell Biologist: Teaching responsibilities will include our introductory course for majors in cell biology and genetics, our sophomore-level course in cell biology, and an upper-level course in an area of expertise.

Prokaryotic or Unicellular Eukaryotic Biologist (with preferred emphasis at the organismal or ecological levels): Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in our introductory sequence for majors that covers a broad range of topics from biomolecules to the diversity of life.  Responsibilities will also include an upper-level course in an area of expertise.

Preferred applicants will have expertise in the identified fields, although all qualified candidates will be given full consideration. Scholarly work is encouraged and will be supported. Participation in department governance will be expected.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that includes an overview of research experience, a CV, transcripts, and a teaching statement that includes a brief description of the proposed upper-level course to and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent separately to the same e-mail address.  All materials must be submitted electronically. Questions should be addressed to Marilee Ramesh, Chair, Biology Department ( Review of application materials will begin December 31, 2013 and will continue until the positions have been filled. 

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia.  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 


Date Posted

November 6, 2013


December 31, 2013


Dr. Marilee Ramesh

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