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Visiting Assistant Professor in BIOSTATISTICS, BEHAVIOR, and EVOLUTION

The Department of Biology at William & Mary invites applications for a visiting non-tenure eligible faculty for the 2020-21 academic year. The successful applicant will teach an introductory biostatistics course with discussion section in one semester, and a mid-level evolution course and/or animal behavior course in the other semester. All courses are intended for Biology majors. Teaching assignment for the other courses will be negotiated.

William & Mary, chartered in 1693, is one of the oldest American universities in the country and is often referred to as one of the nation’s “Public Ivies”. Approximately 5500 undergraduates and 1900 graduate students attend this public university and thrive in an environment that fosters intellectual depth, breadth and curiosity, creativity and independent thought. William & Mary produces some of the most successful graduates in the sciences and in the humanities by pairing the one-on-one teaching experience of a small school with world-class faculty usually found at larger institutions.

The Biology Department consists of 26 full-time faculty who excel as researchers as well as teachers. Each faculty member maintains an active research program involving undergraduate and masters student researchers. In 2019, over 400 students declared a biology major and of these students more than 60 percent were involved in undergraduate research. For these students, it is not uncommon to publish with their mentors. With their intense research-based education, over 70% of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in science, medical and health fields at other premier universities.

Preferred qualifications for this position are post-doctoral research experience in biostatistics and/or evolution, 1-2 years of academic teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in biostatistics, evolution, behavior, or a closely related field.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list of three references with contact information to our online system at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/38076. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Review of applications will begin March 6th and continue until a candidate is selected. 

Questions? Contact Helen Murphy, Chair of the Search Committee (hamurphy@wm.edu, 757-221-2216). A full list of contact information for biology faculty is available on the Departmental web site.


William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.