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Instructor, Biology

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
$53,000.00 to Commensurate
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

Job Details

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Biology seeks applicants for a term position as an Instructor of Biology, beginning August 2024. This position's teaching assignment will contribute to the Department of Biology's support of the UNI Nursing program through lecture or lab assignments in Anatomy & Physiology or Pathophysiology, and departmental teaching responsibilities will include assignments from among courses in introductory majors biology and general-education biology. The standard teaching load in the Department is 12 total classroom/lab contact hours per week.

Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit

The successful candidate must hold a Master's degree in biology. A professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, PT, OT) or other advanced clinical degrees by nationally accredited institutions may be accepted as fulfilling the degree requirements if the candidate's undergraduate degree is in biology or a closely related scientific discipline.

Required qualifications include expertise to contribute to both the Department of Biology and the UNI Nursing program through lecture and lab assignments in introductory and non-majors biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathophysiology.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in courses relevant to this position at the university level.

Applications received by February 5, 2024 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Theresa Spradling at 319-273-2458 or Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.



University of Northern Iowa

As one of Iowa’s three public universities, UNI is known for designing robust and practical learning experiences — the kind that gives our students the career edge they need in fields like education and business. But most importantly, we're passionate about our students.

Initially founded as a teacher education school, we understand the needs of students. Education is at our core. With a history of service-learning and hands-on training, our rich past helps our students find success today.

Join a legacy in teaching. With a rich history in teacher preparation and a reputation for excellence, it’s no surprise that UNI graduates more educators than any other university in the state.


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