Instructional Assistant Professor of Biology (Anatomy & Physiology)

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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-11
Req: R-033779
Job Title

Instructional Assistant Professor of Biology (Anatomy & Physiology)


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Science and Mathematics, in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) at Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) invites application for a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2020. A regional comprehensive university, A&M-SA has approximately 6,700 students enrolled in undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. Previously an upper division-only institution it transformed rapidly into a comprehensive 4-year urban university with the first cohort of freshmen and sophomores admitted in Fall 2016. Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, the University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and a women student majority institution.

The successful candidate will be broadly trained in anatomy and physiology, willing to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, and be familiar with the needs of a non-traditional, first­-generation, culturally diverse student body. A&M-SA faculty and staff are working to implement data driven and proven practices in teaching and learning, including experiential learning, which lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, and are willing to innovate and experiment. A&M-SA is committed to diversity among faculty and inclusive excellence. This commitment is based on the belief that a diverse faculty enhances the breadth, depth and quality of our students' educational experiences by providing a variety of role models and mentors for our diverse student population, which helps us to attract, retain, and graduate such students more successfully.


Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at:

https://tamus.wd l AMUSA External

Review of applications will begin one month after posting, and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Description Summary:

This is a non-tenure track position requiring teaching and service responsibilities. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate-level courses in anatomy, physiology, histology/microscopy, and related courses. The teaching load is a 4/4. Excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum is expected, as are committee and other service work, including the advising of students with educational and career goals involving the health professions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related field
  • A minimum of one-year of full-time teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of full-time teaching experience at the college level strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with contemporary instructional technologies, distance learning platforms, and video conferencing tools
  • Awareness and understanding of the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, diverse student body
  • Experience with high-impact educational practices such as writing intensive courses, service or experiential learning, and undergraduate research


  • Teach four 3-hour courses ( or their equivalent) per semester (summer teaching assignments may be available, but are not guaranteed)
  • Teaching assignment will include laboratory courses with experiential learning,
  • Membership on the Health Professions Advisory Committee, including advising of students concerning health-professions educational and career goals,
  • Other service and committee work at the program, department, college, university, community, and profession levels.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong self-discipline and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students.
  • Ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds.

Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters of recommendations should be written on letterhead, be less than one year old, and must bear the writer's actual signature. The letters of recommendation can be
submitted electronically as a PDF attachment with the subject heading "Biology Program-Letter of Recommendation -A&P Position" to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert B. Page at

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of Academic Affairs, TAMU-SA, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcript translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

For academic questions, please contact the search chair, above; for other questions, please contact the following:

Instructional Assistant Professor of Biology
c/o Cindy Alejos (email:
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Department of Science & Mathematics
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A cover letter
  • A statement of purpose including a biography, and teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation, if requested

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. Once the application process is submitted, no changes or revisions may be made.

Summary of Employee Benefits

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 8/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time