Assistant Professor of Biology

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Requisition Number FAC - 201000000326
Job Title Assistant Professor of Biology
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biology, beginning Fall 2019. This tenure track position is being offered at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to participate in continued development of the UNT Dallas Biology Department, which offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology. This new faculty member will also provide leadership in developing curricula and experiential learning opportunities, with internships in multiple Biology sectors and service-learning throughout the community.
We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD's Biology Department through program development, student recruitment, and community outreach. We seek an experienced leader and Biology generalist who can contribute to the Biology program by teaching range of biology and health-related bioscience courses, such as biology for majors and non-majors, environmental biology, anatomy & physiology, neurobiology and pathobiology. This new faculty member is expected to develop an active research program with undergraduates and will also be responsible for advising student organizations, developing online courses, and building collaborative relationships with area agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private sector entities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations for tenure track faculty at UNTD include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality research and scholarship, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, and committee leadership.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or other closely related field .
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Experience in teaching a range of biology and health-related bioscience courses, such as biology for majors and non-majors, environmental biology, anatomy & physiology, neurobiology and pathobiology.
  • Experience in developing collaborative partnerships in Biology sectors.
  • Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program.
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and community service.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and team-building communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
  • Experience in curriculum development and developing interdisciplinary degree programs.
  • Experience in building and supervising student organizations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning in curricular and co-curricular settings.
  • Experience in promoting and marketing academic programs in the Biology sector.
  • Academic experience working with a culturally diverse population.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

According to Academic Schedule


Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for at least three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/. For additional information visit http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Ms. Michelle Baptiste at [email protected], or by calling 972-338-1501. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Mario Casa de Calvo, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 972-338-1526 or [email protected] Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration.

For best consideration, applications should be received by July 15, 2019.
Position will remain open until filled.
Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Biology or other closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Graduate transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Veteran Preference (DD-214)

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Posted: 6/27/2019
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