Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (Plant Biology)

Posted on January 20, 2023
Expires: February 28, 2023


The Department of Biology at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Plant Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023, with the potential for renewal. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities may include lecture and laboratory sections of: plant taxonomy, botany, and/or a sophomore-level biodiversity and conservation biology. In addition, teaching responsibilities may include participation in the department’s introductory biology sequence. A typical semester load is 12 contact hours, where laboratories count as 3 contact hours. We are especially interested in candidates with previous teaching experience. While this is primarily a teaching position we are also interested in candidates who can bring an ongoing research program to the department.

The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 11,000 students, with MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Satellite facilities include the 850+ acre Stono Preserve located 18 miles west of Charleston, SC and the Grice Marine Laboratory which is close to the downtown campus. There are numerous nearby natural areas including Francis Marion National Forest, protected areas, barrier islands, and there are ample opportunities to collaborate with researchers at neighboring research institutions including: the Citadel, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USC, Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, and USDA Vegetable lab. Information about the department is available at

Applicants should submit electronic (pdf) copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, up to three relevant publications, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three colleagues capable of providing a recommendation to https:/// We encourage applicants to highlight their experience and approach to mentoring students, including under-represented groups, in their cover letter and teaching statement. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Eric McElroy at This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin February 8 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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