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Instructional Assistant Professor in Genetics and Physiology

University of Florida

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Instructional Assistant Professor in Genetics and Physiology

Job No: 525750
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department: 16900000 - LS-BIOLOGY

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The Department of Biology at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-accruing position with the working title of Instructional Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2023 in the area of undergraduate genetics or animal physiology. This is a renewable appointment with the possibility of promotion based on experience and merit.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses (including online courses) in the areas of genetics, or animal physiology, and related fields, will teach collaboratively with other members of the department, and will partner with the department to promote active learning as well as participate in another departmental service.

The Department of Biology highly values candidates with professional or lived experiences that enhance competency in teaching, training, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Extensive opportunities for collaborative research in the biological sciences exist at the University of Florida spanning multiple departments, colleges, and institutes, and providing a rich intellectual environment. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website,, to learn more about the Department of Biology.

The University of Florida is among the most competitive and comprehensive public research universities in the United States. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

Advertised Salary:
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or related life science, or in education with an emphasis on biology or STEM.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with at least one semester of teaching experience at the college level, but exceptional applicants at the Ph.D. level without this may be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants with interest and experience in pedagogical research and evidence-based teaching practices.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.
A complete application includes: (1) a one-page cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and interests in the department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a list of courses the applicant is prepared to teach, and a sample syllabus for a Genetics course for Biology majors, or an animal physiology course, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, which includes evidence of excellence in teaching or a teaching portfolio, (5) a statement of the applicant's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion (up to two pages), and (6) a list of at least three references. After initial review, confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from references. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department of Biology particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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