Instructional Assistant Professor - Genetics - (FAC001652)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor to begin September 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 3 courses/ semester in a highly collaborative setting. These courses may include, but are not restricted to, a Genetics Laboratory course, the 2-course Introduction to Biology sequence for majors, and General Biology for non-majors.

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track appointment with possibility for renewal. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Successful candidates will demonstrate broad training, skills in contemporary pedagogy, formal training in online instruction, a strong interest in teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, and a willingness to contribute to the development of student success initiatives and undergraduate programs in the biological sciences. Classroom teaching experience in both face-to-face and online formats is required, and experience with course development is highly desirable.

To apply, candidates should prepare a brief cover letter, names and contact information of three references, curriculum vitae, and a brief (1-2 page) statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Biology and Biochemistry is a vibrant unit of 40 tenured/tenure-track and 9 instructional faculty serving roughly 2,500 majors and an equal number of non-majors. The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution, as well as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

With one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. In the cover letter, applicants should state how their experiences and/or planned future activities will contribute to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the context of teaching, research, or community engagement. Alternatively, this information can be provided in a separate statement. Review of applications will begin by December 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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