Assistant Teaching Professor

Job description

Job no: 498404
Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor

Job Summary:

Assistant Teaching Professor (two positions) in Ecology and Community-Based Conservation beginning Fall Semester 2021. Each professor to teach four courses per semester in ecology, environmental biology, conservation biology, community engagement in science, and evolutionary biology. The positions also require advising of students and service to the institution. These are non-tenure track positions but they are renewable and have opportunities to promotion that include long-term contracts.

The Assistant Teaching Professors will teach courses delivered online for Project Dragonfly graduate students and in-person lecture classes on the Oxford, Ohio campus for undergraduate biology majors and non-majors. In addition to academic-year duties, the Assistant Teaching Professors are eligible to apply to instruct summer online courses and Earth Expeditions field courses in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. (

Advising duties would include guiding undergraduates and graduate students in course planning and scheduling. Service to the institution would include involvement in departmental and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or closely related field by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to applicants with experience in teaching ecology, evolution or environmental biology, involvement in community-based conservation, advancing diverse and inclusive public engagement in science, learning across formal and informal settings, ethnoecology, or involvement in international research; experience with web-based courses and instruction; familiarity with collaborative/instructional tools such as Zoom, Skype, Google apps, and creation of video/instructional media.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Douglas Meikle at [email protected].

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefit Eligible:


Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin April 13, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 22 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time