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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges
Claremont, CA
Closing Date
Review of applications will begin on June 8 and continue until the job is filled.

The W.M Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges (three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges) in Southern California, seeks to hire a full time, visiting assistant professor in biology for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year. Successful candidates will be able to teach in the introductory biology sequence (spanning basic concepts in cell and molecular biology, plant and animal diversity, ecology, and evolution), vertebrate physiology, and/or a general biology course for non-science majors. Participation in directing undergraduate research projects may be possible. The position is for a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal. 


A Ph.D. in biology or related subject and prior teaching experience is preferred.

To Apply

Please apply online and upload:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of your proposed approach to teaching science in a liberal arts setting;
  • Statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a liberal arts environment;
  • Names and email addresses of three references.

Please send your reference letters uploaded to biologysearch [at] scrippscollege.edu.

Inquiries regarding the position may be emailed to Dr. Patrick Ferree at pferree [at] kecksci.claremont.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

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