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Full-Time Teaching Faculty: Biology

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The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University is seeking a dynamic and student-centered Anatomy and Physiology instructor to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants from a broad variety of biological disciplines will be considered for this full-time teaching position, with an appointment as an Assistant Teaching Professor. The anticipated start date is August 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the ongoing curricular improvement of the Anatomy and Physiology course sequence (lectures and labs), and in the development and implementation of inclusive teaching strategies. In addition to teaching, the position involves advising students and engaging in service activities and committees that strengthen the program, department, college, and university community. The A&P sequence, typically taken by students in the allied health and nursing programs, utilizes a combination of models, mammalian organ dissection, plastinated human donors, online resources and virtual human dissection tables. The A&P teaching laboratories will soon move into the university’s new, state of the art, Science, Innovation, Technology and Exploration (SITE) facility, opening in fall 2025.

About the Department:

The Department of Biological Sciences has 24 full-time faculty whose academic specialties span disciplines from Molecular Genetics through Ecology. The student-centered department has a strong sense of community, and the faculty are highly collaborative in both teaching and research.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Behavioral Neuroscience; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Criminal Justice; Data Science; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Game Design and Development; Gerontology; Health, Medicine, and Society; History; Individualized Majors; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice and Community Engagement; Law in Society; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Hispanic and Latin American Studies; Sustainability and Public Policy; and Theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 32 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, and Math.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women’s rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women’s basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please . Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Teach lectures and labs of Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
  • Take a leadership role in the ongoing curricular improvement of the course sequence, and in the development and implementation of inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, as determined by departmental need and the candidate’s specialty
  • Guide, advise, and mentor students academically and professionally.
  • Engage in service activities to help advance the mission and values of the university, such as participating in department, college and university meetings and committee work.
  • Support Quinnipiac University’s commitment to an inclusive environment.

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biology (or a terminal degree in a closely related field) is required at the time of appointment


  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate-level lectures of Anatomy and Physiology in an engaging and innovative manner
  • Ability to take a leadership role in the ongoing curricular development of the Anatomy and Physiology course sequence, lectures and labs.
  • Ability to take a leadership role in developing and implementing inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Evidence of commitment to participating in a collaborative teaching environment
  • Evidence of commitment to inclusive teaching and community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Teaching statement that describes your approach to instruction and course design (1-2 pages preferred)
  4. Statement on how you plan to create an inclusive environment in your teaching, and your experiences in contributing to a collaborative learning environment (1-2 pages preferred)
  5. List of three academic/professional references; they will not be contacted without your permission

Applications received by April 8, 2024 receive first consideration.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: February 29, 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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