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Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology/Ecology

Arizona State University
Glendale, Arizona
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West Valley campus of Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible position in Biology at the Assistant Teaching Professor level to begin in August 2024. The individual filling the position will teach up to four lectures or labs per semester, within the areas of biology, ecology, environmental sciences, ecotoxicology, genetics, or other related fields within the candidate’s area of expertise. They will also work with colleagues within and outside the department to develop innovative curricula that enhance student (undergraduate and graduate) access and success and provide other departmental services as assigned.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page,

ASU 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 economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.


Essential Functions of the Position:


  • Provide in-person and online undergraduate and graduate instruction in one or more relevant fields including biology, ecology, environmental sciences, ecotoxicology, genetics, or other related fields Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality. Collaborate with faculty members to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success. Contribute service to the unit, college, university, and/or profession.



Required Qualifications:


  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Biology or related field at time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:  


The successful candidate will demonstrate:


  • One plus semester experience teaching face-to-face university instruction in the areas of including biology, ecology, environmental sciences, ecotoxicology, genetics, or other related fields course Experience in online instruction and course development utilizing course management systems such as Canvas; Ability to teach in a variety of class formats such as large, first-year lectures; upper-division, specialty courses; and laboratory classes. Mentor graduate students from diverse educational backgrounds Supervise course assistants as required Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions


Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is 12/26/23 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard 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. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:


  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address One-page statement of teaching philosophy Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.  Unofficial graduate transcripts Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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. (See and


In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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