Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

UNT Dallas
Dallas, Dallas County
Feb 03, 2014

UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Job Description Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biology, beginning Fall 2014. This tenure-stream position is being offered at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to assist in further development of the UNTD Life and Health Sciences Department. UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.


Expectations for tenure track faculty at UNTD include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality research and scholarship, and program development. Faculty typically elect the teaching track (4-4 teaching load) or research track (3-3 teaching load), depending upon their credentials and interests. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, and committee leadership.

As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 2,300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System’s downtown campus, will begin instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT Dallas, please visit our website at University of North Texas at Dallas.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in biology or closely related discipline

  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching a variety of college-level biology courses

  • Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population

Physical Demands:

Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to

For additional information visit or contact Ms. Courtney Canada at or by calling 972-338-1501. Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration.

For best consideration, applications should be received by February 21, 2014.

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of North Texas at Dallas is an AA/ADA/EOE

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE