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Assistant Professor of Instruction - Biology

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Position Information

Posting Number
F00505P

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Instruction - Biology

Department
Biology

Location
Arlington

Job Family
Faculty

Position Status
Full-time

Rank
Non-Tenured

Work Hours
Standard

Open to
External and Internal

FLSA
Exempt

Duration
Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis
Monthly

Benefits Eligible
Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Biology in the College of Science, at the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for multiple non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction positions.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits at UTA

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/records/compensation-tools.php

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The department is seeking qualified instructors with a passion for working with undergraduates to teach one or more of the following courses: Anatomy and Physiology, General Biology, Genetics, Nutrition, Virology, Immunology, and other courses as needed for both pre-health and Biology majors. Includes both introductory and upper-level courses. Non-tenure track faculty are welcomed and encouraged to participate in departmental committees and meetings, although such service is not required. UTA provides extensive opportunities for pedagogical professional development. Non-tenure track faculty are eligible to apply for faculty grants for research and travel and are encouraged to present their pedagogical research at educational conferences. UTA also provides a path to promotion for non-tenure track faculty who excel in teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing department of exceptional educators, scholars, and students and offers the potential to take a leadership role in developing innovative and student-centered curricula.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biology or closely related field, experience teaching large diverse classes, the ability to work collaboratively in a team-teaching arrangement, enthusiasm for working with undergraduates, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level utilizing active learning and innovative pedagogies.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates having at least two years of experience teaching university-level biology courses, and those who are familiar with the Canvas learning management system and the design and instruction of hybrid and online courses.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Department Information

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Arlington offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Microbiology, and Medical Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100 . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biology

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
2

Desired Start Date
09/01/2024

Open Date
03/05/2024

Review Start Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/27521 and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae including prior teaching positions and courses taught
  • Cover Letter describing qualifications that align with the position description
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Teaching Statement and Philosophy not to exceed two pages
  • Contact information for 3 references to be contacted prior to second interview
  • Do not submit additional material
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position start date is September 1, 2024.

Questions may be addressed to biologysearchteam@uta.edu .

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta .
Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts


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