Asst Professor of the Practice Applied Biological Sciences
School of Professional Studies
Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus
Teaching – 90%
Serve as an instructor in the Bachelor of Science in Applied
Biological Sciences program. The instructor is responsible for
teaching 8 courses per year in the Bachelor of Science in Applied
Biological Sciences program. The courses must meet the curricular
needs of the program.
Develop and teach 8 courses per year (typically 3 in fall, 3 in
spring, and 2 in the summer).
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings; Develop assignments,
design class activities, respond to and evaluate student work in a
timely manner, assign grades. Adhere to School of Professional
Studies and university policies.
- Develop and update syllabi, study guides, instructor’s guides,
test questions, tests, and web-based material. Participate in
regular meetings with instructors and staff as needed. Assist in
the development and implementation of technology and
student-centered pedagogies in courses.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes
- Adhere to School of Professional Studies, Edwards Campus, and
university policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with faculty in the Applied Biological
Sciences Program and School of Professional Studies to ensure that
curriculum continues to meet the needs of our students, school,
university, and transfer pipelines.
Engage with local community college faculty to ensure strong
transfer pipelines and clear curriculum goals for each
Service – 10%
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
- Serve on KUEC committees and actively contribute to the working
of the Campus community.
- Participate in professional service activities, including
discipline specific service opportunities.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, and genetic information in the university's programs
and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university
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Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,
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and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop
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Kansas medical center campuses).
Conditions of Employment
Contact Information to Applicants
Limited Term End Date
- Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline.
- Research experience in Biochemistry, Physiology, Cellular
Biology or related Molecular Biology fields.
- Evidence of effective teaching in biological sciences.
- Evidence of commitment to inclusive teaching and diversity in
Advertised Salary Range
- Training and/or experience in introducing and embedding
research into classes and/or departmental curriculum.
- Research-based publication record in the scholarship of
teaching and learning.
- Advanced research experience in Biochemistry, Physiology,
Cellular Biology or related Molecular Biology fields.
- Familiarity and experience with the KU transfer and degree
- Experience leading teaching skills workshops or in faculty
- Training and/or experience in course design and/or course
KU’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Sciences degree is
designed for undergraduate students who have completed an
associate’s degree or equivalent hours, and want to complete the
final two years of a bachelor’s degree program.
Assistant Professor of Practice positions are non-tenured positions
appointed for a three year period. Contracts are renewable, based
on results from annual performance reviews. This position will be
12 months, with a typical teaching load of 3 courses in fall, 3
courses in spring, and 2 courses in the summer.
Due to the percentage of effort focused upon instructional duties,
all incumbents are expected to hold a PhD or terminal degree in the
academic discipline, possess outstanding teaching skills and teach
8 courses over the academic year. Specific course assignments are
at the discretion of the Program Director of Applied Biological
Sciences in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic
Affairs. Additional job duties include service activities as
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19734BR
. A complete
online application includes the following materials:
A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are
3 Professional References
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less.
Application review will begin Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
and will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates has been
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.