Position Open: Visiting Assistant Professor – Department Of Biology
Job Summary
The Department of Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for two full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2023. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology, biological sciences, or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The candidate should have experience teaching at the undergraduate level and be committed to working with students from diverse backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities will focus on General Biology for STEM majors.

Ability and willingness to work collegially with a 4-4 teaching load are essential. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to develop and teach face-to-face, advise Biology majors, and participate in service activities for the department. The Department of Biology offers all levels of instruction for undergraduates and offers minors, majors, and concentrations. The Department of Biology also offers mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students in a range of disciplines. The department is particularly interested in candidates who are dedicated to excellence in teaching; have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Philosophy

About Xavier University of Louisiana

About Xavier University of Louisiana
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to  https://jobs.xula.edu/postings/2529

Please submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter emphasizing their qualifications for all the indicated responsibilities of the position, (2) a comprehensive CV, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages), (4) transcript; and (5) contact information for at least three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Questions about the position should be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Michelle Boissiere, (mbell@xula.edu). Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Biology is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants who will contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.