Visiting Assistant Professors in Ecology, Ecotoxicology, or Physiology – U of LA at Lafayette

Posted on May 15, 2023
Expires: August 31, 2023

*Added by E. Kane 05/15/23: These positions often facilitate postdoctoral research work in collaboration with one or more faculty, in addition to the teaching requirement. I would be interested in sponsoring independent research for someone in this position with an interest in work aligned with my lab. Additionally, I currently teach the General Physiology course and would provide guidance and mentoring as needed. Email with questions in regards to these details!

The Biology Department seeks 1-2 visiting assistant professors in the areas of Ecology, Ecotoxicology,  General Physiology or Plant Physiology.  Visiting assistant professor positions are typically associated with an assignment of teaching, research, advising and mentoring undergraduate research. Teaching will typically consist of 2 upper-level lecture sections plus either oversight of a lab or a weekly seminar course per semester. Most labs include TA support; however, instructors are expected to be involved in laboratory supervision and instruction. These one-year positions would start in August with the Fall semester, with a similar assignment in spring 2024.  Renewal for the 2024-2025 is possible depending on job performance, departmental needs, and administrative approval.

The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with about 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and more than 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes a mouse vivarium, aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, greenhouses, DNA sequencers and other shared instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers, and the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, located in the University’s Research Park.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, with preference given to candidates with teaching experience or with the potential to establish research collaborations with members of our faculty. More information on faculty research interests can be found at  Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 1, 2023.

We have a need for faculty members that could provide instruction in two of the following courses: Field Techniques, General Ecology, Quantitative Ecology/Experimental Design, Coastal and Marine Ecology, General Physiology, Plant Physiology,  Ecotoxicology, or similar courses. All of these are junior/senior/graduate level courses. Applicants should identify their qualifications, including research experience, for serving as instructors in any of the other above listed courses. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of 3 references, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement that addresses inclusive pedagogy and how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or academic background contributes to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. These materials should be uploaded as a single pdf file and emailed to Review of applications will begin immediately, but we will accept applications until positions are filled.

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