Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Job description

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. Our urban location supports faculty and student relationships with a number of local educational and cultural institutions. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5600 undergraduates, 6200 graduate students, and nearly 700 full-time faculty. DU and the Department of Biological Sciences is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor position in our teaching professorial track (non-tenure track) for the academic year 2021-2022 beginning September 1, 2021. The position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate biology courses for non-science majors with possibility of majors courses in area of specialization. The duties include teaching six courses per year (quarter system) plus service including advising. Appointments at this rank will be made initially as a one-year contract renewable on a yearly basis for three years, followed by a three-year contract where renewal is contingent on formal performance review. The Teaching Professorial Series provides opportunity for promotion and advancement within the series. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching non-major Biology courses.
  • Academic advising for Biology majors.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from a life science discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach college level biology courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching and developing college level biology curriculum, especially for non-science majors.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by March 10, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching statement
  4. One-page diversity statement about your experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DUs values, practices, and actions [https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  5. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation.

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: 493436
Posted: 2/10/2021
Application Due: 4/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable