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Instructional Professional - Biology - #17008

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description:

The Science and Mathematics faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invite applications for an Instructional Professional position in Biology with a principal focus on organismal or molecular and cellular biology for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Expectations for this position include laboratory instruction, design of curriculum and instructional programs, modification of lab exercises and delivery of instruction, set-up and take down of labs, course management including grading of student assignments and attendance along with service. 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 to six labs per semester or an equivalent combination of recitations and laboratory sections. Course assignments are at the undergraduate levels that may include lecture support, recitations, 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 an academic-year 2021-2022 appointment with an expected start date of January 2022. 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 support students in nine different undergraduate and one graduate program in the sciences and mathematics fields and BS degrees 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 is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 7,300 students in all levels of degree programs and over 200 faculty members. We understand 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.

In the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts we value our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and

Arizona State University has developed a model for the New American University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access, and impact. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include 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. ASU has been named #1 in the United States for innovation for six consecutive years and a Top 10 Best Buy public universities by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or closely related field at time of appointment
  • Experience teaching Biology at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Evidence of a commitment to meeting the needs of diverse/underrepresented student and/or community populations via teaching/mentoring or service
  • Experience teaching and implementing course management and homework systems in digital environments such as Canvas and Blackboard across diverse modalities (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

Desired Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in Biology or closely related field at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated experience teaching general biology and/or microbiology laboratories at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory exercise design, preparation, and implementation
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate student research projects

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at and must contain: 

  1. A letter of interest outlining how you meet the required and desired qualifications 
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A list of Biology courses taught by you with a short course description for each
  4. Statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (max one single-spaced page)
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy (max one single-spaced page)
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness - e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer or annual evaluations, etc.
  7. Unofficial graduate transcript(s)
  8. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

The application deadline is 11/19/2021 at 11:59pm, 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. Prior to your first day of employment official transcripts are required along with a background check. For technical assistance with your application contact Amber Walker at, for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Catherine Hart at

ASU is committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices as described in a recent statement by President Crow in support of our Black students, faculty, and staff (available online at:

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  (See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at; see ASU’s Title IX policy at

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