Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Biology
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Biology at Rollins College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 2020 for a one year position with a possibility of renewal. Area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates who can contribute expertise beyond that of our current faculty (see our departmental website at The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and past experience at a liberal arts institution is preferred.  Although establishment of a research program is not required in this position, academic research that is engaging and accessible to undergraduate education is of importance.  Teaching responsibilities will include participating in our team-taught Introductory Biology series for majors, an advanced course in the area of expertise, and developing and teaching a general education course for non-science majors. Ph.D. in the biological sciences and post-doctoral experience required.

Rollins College is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby, Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Research summary
  5. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application. Emails will be sent directly to referees with instructions to upload recommendation letters.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Paul Stephenson, Search Committee Chair, at

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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