Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (Animal Behavior / Physiology)

The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
Closing Date
Applications received by Friday, January 31st 2020, will receive full consideration.

The Biology Department at The College of Wooster invites applications for a visiting position (one year) in Animal Behavior/Physiology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 6 courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in general biology, organismal and evolutionary biology and animal behavior/physiology. In addition, they will advise independent thesis projects in animal behavior/physiology as part of the College’s Independent Study program, and may participate in teaching courses for non-majors.


Ph.D., ABD will be considered.

To Apply

Apply online at apply.interfolio.com/72959. Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a teaching philosophy statement; a statement of research interests; a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received by Friday, January 31st 2020, will receive full consideration.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Beth Lingenfelter, Administrative Coordinator, Biology Department, at bsnyder [at] wooster.edu.

Questions about the position should be directed to Stephanie Strand, Chair of Search Committee, sstrand [at] wooster.edu.

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