Website Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 4,757 undergraduate and 1,262 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

The Biology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology beginning Fall 2024. Teaching responsibilities include general biology labs and lecture courses for non-majors. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses per semester.  


Applicants are expected to have completed a M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology or a related field by August 2024 and have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching general biology at the undergraduate level and an understanding and commitment to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts tradition, a hallmark of Jesuit education. Candidates are encouraged to discuss how they will promote an equitable, diverse, and inclusive scientific community at Fairfield University in their application materials.

Additional Information:

The Biology Department consists of twenty-one full-time faculty members representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. The Biology Department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, numerous departmental events and lecture series, and a large student interest in the health sciences. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. 

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of other underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, please click “–Biology_JR0002037” and upload the following materials:

·         a cover letter briefly summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position

·         a curriculum vitae

·         a statement of teaching philosophy and interests

·         contact information for three references

Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them
into 5 or less documents.

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