Assistant Professor in Biology (Microbiology)
Whitman College, Faculty - Science - Biology
United States

Tenure-track position in Biology, with expertise in Microbiology, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2020. Ph.D. required, post-doctoral experience preferred.


The successful candidate will teach an upper level microbiology course with lab and other courses that contribute to the biology curriculum. The annual teaching load at Whitman is five course equivalents, which includes thesis mentoring. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.


Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.


To apply, go to click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.


Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019.


Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.


For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and



Contact: Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Whitman College

Phone: 509-527-5399

Fax: 509-527-4957

Online App. Form:


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