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Teaching Instructor

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Teaching Instructor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Position #00014650

Position: Teaching Instructor

Renumeration/Salary: $50,000 - $65,000; Commensurate with qualifications and experience

This position is a ten (10) month, non-tenure track appointment with the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), $12,000 in basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

The position is responsible for

  • Teaching medical microbiology labs in the medical school curriculum
  • Teaching undergraduate microbiology lecture and lab courses
  • Contribute to written reports and other documents as needed by the department
  • Effective communication skills
  • Supervise graduate teaching assistants and peer teachers who teach the corresponding labs
  • Supervise laboratory preparation staff
  • Director of Medical Microbiology Labs for medical students
  • Actively participate in the service missions of the Department, SMHS, UND, and profession

The following courses are part of the responsibilities of this position

  • BIMD 202 (Intro to Medical Microbiology) fall and spring semester
  • BIMD 202L (Intro to Medical Microbiology Laboratory) fall and spring semester
  • BIMD 492 (Peer Teaching) fall and spring semester
  • Med 600/700 (Medical Student Microbiology Labs) fall and spring semester
Minimum Requirements
  • MS or equivalent with expertise in microbiology and immunology commensurate with rank
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Demonstrated aptitude and willingness to participate in medical and graduate education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based educational practice in adult learning
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with online learning management systems (blackboard)
  • Publications or equivalent evidence of research in the areas of microbiology and immunology
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
To Apply

Review of applications will begin on 06/03/2022. Position is open until filled.

Must apply online at and application must include the following materials:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching (3-page maximum)
  • Statement of research (3-page maximum)
  • Contact information for three references
Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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