Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology – One Year Appointment 2019-2020



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Job description

Gettysburg, PA

The Department of Biology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology beginning August 2019, with the possibility of an extension for a second year. We seek individuals who have a genuine interest in teaching within the liberal arts environment.

Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of: Microbiology lecture and lab sections; Genetics laboratory sections; and / or 100-level Introductory courses for majors or non-majors; with the possibility of also developing and teaching an upper-level course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester, where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course. The opportunity to work with undergraduate research students is a possibility.


  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Biology or a specialized sub-discipline of Biology.
  • Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable.
  • We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online at: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching goals in a liberal arts environment should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Applications and letters of recommendation received by April 15, 2019 will be given fullest consideration; however, submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Matthew Kittelberger ([email protected]).

Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than 68 academic programs.