Assistant Professor of Biology

Posted on September 21, 2023
Expires: October 15, 2023


The Department of Biology at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2024. We seek applicants with expertise in Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology. Candidates whose research has implications for human health are particularly encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be expected to teach courses in Molecular Genetics and be able to contribute to our introductory general biology course sequences, in particular Biomolecular Foundations in Biology.  Candidates will also be expected to teach other courses in their area of expertise.  The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. The Department of Biology (within the Division of Natural Sciences) expects all of its members to maintain active, productive, sustained programs of scholarship that involve undergraduate students. We offer competitive start-up funds and space for research in a brand new and well-equipped biology building.  More information about the department is available at

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and plans for an active research program that can include undergraduates in their laboratory. Research experience beyond graduate work is preferred.  Experience teaching undergraduates is a plus.  The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted to Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly interests, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent through the Interfolio site addressed to James Dearworth, Department Head of Biology. Within the submitted materials, candidates should address how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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