Alverno College is a private liberal arts college with an internationally acclaimed ability-based program and diverse student body. A Catholic College founded by the School Sisters of Saint Francis, we are dedicated to the undergraduate education of women while serving men and women in our adult and graduate programs. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences in the classroom, in study abroad opportunities and in professional internships related to their major. These experiences, among others, have resulted in Alverno College being recognized among the top four Midwest Regional Universities in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category for the eighth consecutive year.

The School of Arts & Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time ten-month faculty position as a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a full time, one-year renewable contract position.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Alverno College health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full time employees and eligible dependents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

Responsibilities include approximately 24 semester hours of undergraduate teaching per academic year (typically 3-4 courses per semester). The courses would include teaching Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics in Healthcare, and other biology courses based on the expertise of the applicant. Other responsibilities include college service, curriculum development (both departmental and college-wide, and cross-disciplinary), and broader professional activities.

Qualifications and Education

  • PhD in Biology with an emphasis in Eukaryotic Genetics and Molecular Biology, and evidence of successful undergraduate teaching.
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses, collaborate with colleagues across the curriculum, and explore innovative pedagogy are preferred.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.

How to Apply
Apply on-line at http://www.alverno.edu/jobs 

Please attach your cover letter, curriculum vita, list of courses you are qualified to teach, statement of teaching philosophy and list of three references to the on-line application

Alverno College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workplace diversity