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University of Guam
Assistant Professor $39,473 - $80,182 To Associate Professor $43,703 - $88,238 Per Academic Year

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Job Details

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10) and continue until the position is filled.


General Description:

The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth.  This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

Unit Description:

The Biology Program in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the field of Biology. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology or any Bio-medical related field (e.g., Systems Biology, Vertebrate (including human) Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Endocrinology, Pathophysiology, Synthetic Biology, Developmental Biology, Genome Biology, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Cellular and Molecular Biology and/or Clinical Aspects of Human Health. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in the Biology program including human anatomy and physiology, introductory biology, scientific report writing and scientific arguments, as well as upper-division courses in their relevant field of specialization.


The Division of Natural Sciences is looking for individuals strongly interested in undergraduate teaching, with flexibility to teach both large enrollment introductory courses and upper-division courses in the biological sciences, as well as develop upper division elective courses in their area of interest. This position requires experience with student-centered syllabi and learning outcomes, experience with and/or interest in research in the tropics, and flexibility in coping with island challenges.


Character of Duties:

This is primarily a teaching position as described above, but the successful applicant will also be expected to conduct research of regional relevance. Participation in a variety of core introductory and more advanced undergraduate courses for the Biology Program is required, and interaction with graduate students in the Biology or Environmental Sciences masters programs is encouraged. The faculty member will be expected to teach students of varying backgrounds, conduct research, seek outside funding for building research capacity, student advising, and serve on university committees. The Biology Program anticipates filling its needs primarily in the area of biomedical related biology and secondarily in organismal biology. Prospective candidates will be expected to teach courses in these areas in addition to other coursework in their specialty. Applicants are encouraged to review the catalog (available online) to see what courses are currently offered. In addition applicant should review the Faculty-Board Union Agreement ( Successful candidates will be expected to take up their respective positions by August 15, 2022 or until filled.



Ph.D. in Biology, Biomedical science, Evolution, Zoology, or a closely related appropriate field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent; demonstrated excellence in teaching; record of research publication in refereed journals.


Application Process:

Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:


(1) Letter of intent, stating interest


(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume


(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts


(4) Demonstration of teaching excellence (student evaluations, recorded lecture, etc.)




Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.


Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.


Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. G. Curt Fiedler, Chair, Biology Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.


Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.


Work Eligibility:

Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).


University of Guam is a fouuniversity_of_guam1.jpgr-year land-grant institution, located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers 34 degree programs at the undergraduate level and 11 master’s level programs.

university_of_guam2.jpgOf the University’s 3,387 students, 91% are of Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicity, and nearly 69% are full-time (Fall 2008 figures). A full-time faculty of about 180 supports the University’s mission of "Ina, Diskubre, Setbe"—which translates to "To Enlighten, to Discover, to Serve."

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