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Assistant Professor of Biology - Department of Biological Sciences - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (6676)
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted Oct. 31, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Department of Biological Sciences - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (6676)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - General
 
 
Overview
The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring a tenure track faculty with a focus on teaching biology using evidence-based and inclusive practices. The position is at the assistant professor rank and is a full-time nine-month appointment. The main responsibilities are teaching biology for majors and non-majors, especially at the introductory and intermediate levels, with opportunity also for upper-level course(s) within the candidate’s area of expertise. Secondary responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate research projects in the applicant’s area of expertise (e.g., cell biology, physiology, ecology, discipline based education research) and service to the department, college, university, and community.
For details about the department, please visit https://clas.niu.edu/clas/biology/In the same hiring cycle, the department anticipates hiring an additional tenure track assistant professor with a focus on computational biology and bioinformatics. For more information on that position, see position 6672.
Northern Illinois and the Biological Sciences Department value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We expect candidates to equally value these principles and to serve as active participants and allies in working toward DEI initiatives.

Position Summary

The main responsibilities are teaching biology for majors and non-majors, especially at the introductory an intermediate levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in biology for majors and non-majors
  • Mentoring undergraduate research projects
  • Collaborative service at the department, college, and university levels, and with the community.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in biology or related field;
  • Dedication to evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices of undergraduate students in biology;
  • Dedication to teach, mentor, and support students from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements

  • Track record of excellence in teaching biology, including as a teaching assistant;
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching biology, which can include as a teaching assistant.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience using evidence-based, inclusive, teaching;
    • Experience teaching a large course, e.g., 100 students.

 
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