Visiting Assistant Professor - Biology

Job description

The Department of Biology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a nine-month appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to start in August of 2018. This is temporary position to fill a tenure-track vacancy while a full search is conducted. Applicants must have a PhD in biology or a closely related science discipline and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching load (4-3) will be comprised of core and elective lecture and laboratory classes within the biology major. Specifically, candidates must be able to teach lecture classes in ecology and animal physiology, as well as laboratory sections of general biology. Additional course assignments will be based on departmental needs and the qualifications and experience of the person hired. Preference will be given to applicants with previous college teaching experience and expertise in animal ecophysiology.

The University enrolls ~ 12,000 students with ~ 750 undergraduate Biology majors. The Department of Biology is dedicated to outstanding teaching and research at the undergraduate and Master's levels ( The Biology Department offers a B.S. degree in biology, with an option in biomedical science. Details of these programs can be found at The graduate program offers an MSc in Biology, with several options, including Molecular and Cellular Biology. Details of the graduate program can be found at

UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology or a closely related area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous college teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:Preference will be given to those who submit these materials by March 19, 2018. Applications received by email or hard copy will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Specific questions may be directed to the search committee at [email protected] Statement of teaching philosophy needs to address plans for ecology (lecture: enrollment ~50 students) and animal physiology (lecture: enrollment ~30). Names and contact information are required for five professional references willing to provide a confidential letter of recommendation.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40062 - LAS-Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 19, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Search committee

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00480510





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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