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Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

University of Southern Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 17, 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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The University of Southern Mississippi, School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences invites applications for 2 full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professors in Biological Sciences to begin August 2022. For position one (req2404) we seek individuals with a specialization and ability to teach Introductory Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. For position two (req2405) we seek individuals with a specialization and ability to teach Anatomy and Physiology and advanced physiology courses. 

Minimum qualifications for these positions include an earned doctoral degree in Biological Sciences or closely related field from an accredited institution and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Preferred qualifications include, but are not limited to, prior experience in teaching university-level biology courses, proficiency with the Canvas Learning Management System, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of evaluations [student, peer, and/or supervisor]), and evidence of instructional development (e.g., details of course development and/or participation in teaching-related workshops or conferences). 

Candidates may apply for one or both these positions online at

Please include cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and how your qualifications (professional skills and career experiences) would make you a good fit for the position. The curriculum vitae should include relevant teaching and service experiences as well as relevant skills and training. Your teaching goals and interest should be included in your teaching philosophy along with evidence of your teaching effectiveness. 

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries about these positions, please contact Dr. Kevin A. Kuehn, Search Committee Chair, School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences (, 601.266.5417).

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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