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Director of Learner Research and Assistant Professor - Biomedical Sciences

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: Description

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is recruiting for a combined faculty positon of Director of Learner Research and Assistant Professor.

This position is a twelve (12) month, non-tenure track appointment with the University of North Daktoa (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Minimum Hiring Salary

$95,000+/year; Commensurate with qualificaitons and experience

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), 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 includes administrative responsibilities as the Director of Learner Research for medical students, teaching a 300 level undergraduate immunology course, a nomical number of microbiology lectures for medical/graduate students, and invovlement in instruction of microbiology laboratories for the medical curriculum.

  • Director of Learner Resarch
    • Course director and primary Course director and primary instructor for REMS1
    • Course director for REMS 2/3
    • Course diretor for the phase III medical student research elective
    • Champion and advocate for medical student research, including coordination with clinical department resarch directors and advising students seeking research opportunities.
    • Ex officio non-voting member of the SMHS research committee
  • Teach medical students in the medical/graduate school curriculum
    • Microbiology/Immunology lectures for medical/graduate students (5)
    • PCL facilitation
    • Microbiology labs for medical students (10 in total, spread thorugh the year)
  • Teach undergraduate immunology coruse
    • BIMD 328 (Introduction to Immunology) fall semester
  • Contribute to written reports and other documents as needed by the department.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Minor Percentage of Effort in Scholarly Activities in the form of education research.
  • Minor Percentage of Effort in Service in the form of serving on some department committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. or equivalent with expertise in micribiology and immunology commensurate with rank
  • Experience with teaching at the level of a college or university
  • An aptitude and wilingness to participate in undergraduate, medical, and graduate education
  • 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 coordinating collaborative interactions
  • Expoerience as a medical student research mentor
  • Experience with the Blackboard Learning Management system
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
To Apply

Review of applications will begin on 2/10/2023  and MUST include the following materials:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching accomplishments and goals (3-page maximum)
  • Contact information for three references

Position is open until filled.

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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