Assistant Professor

Louisville, Kentucky
Salary commensurate with experience.
January 29 2019
Job Number 36542
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Position Description

The University of Louisville is seeking two tenure-track, teaching-focused Assistant Professors to join the Biology Department starting fall 2019.  Responsibilities of these positions will center on teaching introductory biology and other core majors lecture and lab courses using student-centered, evidence-based pedagogy.  Teaching duties may include additional upper-level courses depending on the qualifications of the applicants. 

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in any area of biological science, significant teaching experience, preferably at the college-level, and demonstrated research potential. Preferred candidates will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and the successful implementation of student-centered, active-learning pedagogies in small and large enrollment classes, as well as a commitment to diversity and inclusion in science education. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that leads to peer-reviewed publications in the biological science area of expertise and/or post-secondary biology education. It is expected that these positions will contribute to other department and college programs designed to enhance retention and persistence of students.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package and retirement contributions. Interested applicants must apply on-line at and attach one document containing (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of successful teaching, (4) up to three recent publications (a first-authored publication is strongly encouraged), and (4) contact information for 3 references.  We will begin the review of applications on February 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


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