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Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary 

The Department of Biology, Drexel University in Philadelphia, anticipates hiring a full-time Teaching Faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to teach undergraduate courses in biological sciences for the 2021-22 Academic Year. We are seeking an instructor with expertise in teaching in the following disciplines: Cell/Mol Biology, Microbiology or Genomics. The faculty position is expected to have primary responsibility in delivering our SEA-PHAGES and SEA-GENES lab sequences. The Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Science (PHAGES) project and the Gene-function Exploration by a Network of Emerging Scientists (GENES) project are national collaborative research projects supported by the Science Education Alliance division of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). In addition, the position is expected to develop both introductory and upper-level courses in their area of expertise. Assigned courses could include both lecture and lab offerings. Other courses at the introductory level, as well as upper-level courses in their area of expertise are expected to be developed for STEM majors. Supervision and training of graduate teaching fellows or staff assigned to courses is required. In addition, successful applicants will be expected to be active in-service activities within the department and/or college.

The position will have teaching responsibilities at the main campus in University City, Philadelphia, PA. Candidates with prior experience with SEA-PHAGES or SEA-GENES will be given higher consideration.

Essential Functions: 

  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Implement a year-long course-based research sequence (SEA-PHAGES) to beginning undergraduate students and its sequel mid-level laboratory course (SEA-GENES)
  • Annual participation in SEA-PHAGES wide program timelines, events, project goals, student assessment and publication of research findings as outlined by the SEA-PHAGES membership requirements.
  • Service to the Department and College
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications 

PhD or Doctorate, PhD in Biological Sciences or related discipline. Minimum of 1 year of teaching experience

Other Requirements:

Good communication skills and ability to collaborate with others in the development and implementation of innovative, experiential teaching practices.


Physical Demands 

Typically sitting at a desk/table, standing, walking.



University City, Philadelphia, PA


Special Instructions

When submitting your application, please make sure to include your CV/resume and cover letter. Please apply directly at to requisition number 495969.

Review of applicants will begin and continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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