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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

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Bowdoin College
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Brunswick, ME 04011
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

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The Biology Department at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We seek a candidate with a focus on marine ecology. Teaching load is 1-2. In the fall semester of the first year, the successful candidate will teach the course The Biology of Marine Organisms with weekly lab/field sections; in the spring semester teaching duties will consist of a non-majors course and an advanced seminar. The three courses in the second year include a lecture and lab/field course in Ecology in the fall, with two spring courses to be determined by departmental needs. A full time lab instructor will aid in the lab/field sections. The position offers opportunities to advance one’s research, along with the expectation that the successful candidate will be available to mentor student research.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a c.v.; a letter of application that includes a description of your approach to teaching and your teaching experiences, your research accomplishments and research goals for the period of the appointment; and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. It is located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland. The College maintains exceptional facilities for research in the marine environment, including research vessels, an instrumented pier, a flowing-seawater marine lab, and expanding dry-lab facilities at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center (, which is a short drive from the main campus. Additional research support includes a range of shared field equipment and on-campus instrumentation, the opportunity to apply for internal research funding, and a generous annual conference travel allocation. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

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