Professor of Practice - Biochemistry - (FAC001809)



The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for a Professor of Practice to begin September 2021. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 sections of general biochemistry and directing the practicum course required for all students in the M.S. Biology /Certificate in Biomedical Sciences program. Additional activities include participation in orientation and advising for this M.S./Certificate program.

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.

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

Qualifications :

Applicant must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Ideal candidate will have broad expertise in biochemistry and eukaryotic cell biology, and experience in medical education.

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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