Instructional Assistant Professor - Genetics - (FAC001652)
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.
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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