Teaching Assistant Professor

Job description

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology - including biophysics, intracellular signaling and trafficking, intermolecular interactions, and cell physiology and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity - including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) and Integrated Sciences (B.A.). A concentration in Cognitive Neurosciences (B.A./B.S.) is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology. At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with a research emphasis in either of the two areas described above. Additional information on Departmental programs can be found at http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/

Position Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time Teaching Associate Professor position in our teaching professorial track (non-tenure track) for the academic year 2019-2020 beginning September 1, 2019. The position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses related to the Department's pre-health curricula. We are on the Quarter System, and the duties include teaching six courses per year plus service including advising. Appointments at the rank of Teaching Associate professor depend on adequate faculty experience and will be made initially as a five-year contract where renewal and or promotion is contingent on formal performance review.

The Teaching Professorial Series provides opportunity for promotion and advancement within the series.

The ideal candidate will have background in human biology and working knowledge of pre-health curricula and advising, and health care systems.

Potential courses to be taught include contribution to a 3-quarter introductory biology course for non- science majors, "Molecules to Humankind"; a first year course for Biology majors "Physiological Systems", and ability to teach upper level courses such as medical terminology, nutrition, and new introductory course in health systems for pre-health students.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree from a life science discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and advise pre-health students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching college level physiology courses

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 10, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two-page statement of teaching philosophy and relevant teaching and advising experience
  • Names and contact information of three people who can be serve as professional references

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005961
Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 5/18/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $80205 - $81205 per year