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Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022
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Biology AV 105789


Position Description:


The faculty of Science and Mathematics (PSM) in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for one (1) Instructor position in Anatomy/Biology starting in January 2023.


Expectations for this position include course instruction for lower division Biology courses, such as biology for non-majors, general biology, anatomy and physiology, and animal physiology; developing course syllabi; writing, assigning, and grading student assessments and laboratory experiments; reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities; and working with faculty in curriculum development, planning, and implementation. The successful candidate will be part of the Biology team and work alongside chemistry, mathematics, and physics faculty, and is dedicated to quality instruction.


Teaching load is typically five courses that equals 15 credit hours per semester or an equivalent combination of lecture and laboratory sections. Course assignments are at the undergraduate level and may include lectures and laboratories and may occur in a variety of modalities (online, on-ground, hybrid) on the Polytechnic campus. Course load is determined by the faculty head. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Candidate must reside in Arizona or be willing to relocate.


The Science and Mathematics faculty supports students in nine different undergraduate and one graduate program in the sciences and mathematics fields including BS degrees in Applied Biology, Applied Mathematics, and Applied Physics. We also have three minors and one certificate available. We have faculty conducting research in biology, chemistry, applied mathematics, and physics. Collaboration with faculty is imperative when designing and implementing laboratories for the programs supported by the Science and Mathematics faculty.


ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts values diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and nearly 250 full-time faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.


Arizona State University has been named # 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in new and innovative ways while providing and sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community and who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing our Design Aspirations through inclusive and equitable practices.


To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or closely related field at time of appointment
  • Experience teaching biology or closely related subjects at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


Desired Qualifications:

  • A doctorate or terminal degree in Biology or closely related field
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, peer observations, annual evaluations, awards, or examples that illustrate your effectiveness and innovation as a teacher such as lecture or lab activities you have created).
  • Demonstrated experience teaching anatomy and physiology courses at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory instruction in general biology and anatomy or physiology
  • Two or more years of full-time teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience teaching and implementing course management and homework systems in digital environments such as Canvas and across diverse modalities (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit  Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete applications must contain the following:


  1. A letter of interest that:
  • Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
  • Outlines your teaching philosophy
  • Discusses your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion
  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Supplemental materials (no more than 10-pages) to include the following:
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, peer observation, annual evaluations, awards, or examples that illustrate your effectiveness and innovation as a teacher such as lecture or lab activities you have created).
  1. A list of courses taught by you with a short course description for each
  2. Information for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization, e-mail address, phone number)


The initial application deadline is December 4, 2022; at 5:00 pm, Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Alexander Melkozernov at for position-related questions. For application process-related questions, please contact


Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economical, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 130,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city and online. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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