Assistant Professor of Biology

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with teaching in Neurobiology and Anatomy & Physiology. Responsibilities include a 4/3 teaching load that includes lecture and laboratory courses for freshman-level Principles of Biology, sophomore-level Anatomy & Physiology, and upper level courses including Neurobiology that is part of a new Neuroscience minor. Competitive applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field of Biology.

Hampden-Sydney highly values the teacher/scholar model of education. Candidates must be broadly trained, dedicated to undergraduate teaching and advising, and prepared to supervise student research. We have an active summer research program that provides housing and support for students conducting research with faculty. In 2022, the Biology Department will move into a new $40 million state-of-the-art-science building. Our new neurobiologist will have access to a vivarium with dedicated rooms for mammal and non-mammal husbandry, surgery, and behavioral testing, with an adjoining teaching lab and an additional lab space for advanced research.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 900 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 246 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus includes hiking/biking trails, a Frisbee golf course and an adventure high ropes and zip line course. The campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, which includes a historic walkable downtown with a local brewery, art and craft galleries, restaurants, and a rails-to-trail state park that extends over 15 miles in each direction from town. Five additional state parks are located within 30 miles and offer camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and horseback riding. Farmville is also home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the US Civil Rights Trail. Farmville is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant opportunities for cultural and artistic resources, field trips, and employment opportunities for partners.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate “good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.” As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

To apply, please upload the following via Interfolio ( letter of application addressed to Dr. Rachel Goodman, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement on equity and inclusion which may be incorporated into the aforementioned items, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins July 1, 2022.

Contact: Dr. Rachel Goodman, Chair, Department of Biology. Telephone: (434) 223-6705; FAX: (434) 223-6374; E-mail: , Website: