Visiting Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University
North Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at NDSU is accepting applications for two visiting assistant professors.  These will be nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2021.  We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching using active learning and learner-centered approaches. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences and relevant teaching experience. ABD may be considered depending on experience. Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate level. Specific courses taught will be determined based on faculty expertise and experience, as well as the needs of the department. The position is 100 % teaching.  

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have: 1) completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences; 2) relevant teaching experience as an instructor of record; 3) evidence of a commitment to teaching and student learning at the undergraduate level; 5) ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with 1) documented experience teaching multiple types of courses; 2) documented evidence or commitment to active learning techniques; 3) use of teaching in a scale-up classroom setting or other active learning oriented classrooms; 4) experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses; 5) a strong commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom; and 6) a commitment to diversity.   

Application materials include: a curriculum vitae; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically.  Visit for details and application materials.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

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North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veterans status.  Women and people from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.