Instructor of Biology

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
September 30 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor position in the Biological Sciences beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and labs, advise students, and direct honors theses. Average teaching load is 7-8 courses per year.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a highly selective liberal arts college within a state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research, and is host to the world-renowned research institutes Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute Florida, along with FAU’s Brain Institute. In addition, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located in nearby Fort Pierce.

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls 500 honors students and has 41 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. See

The committee will view favorably potential for collaboration in the interdisciplinary teaching activities of the college, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a commitment to fostering diversity on the campus.

Review of materials begins December 1, 2019.

Minimum Qualification:

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from an accredited institution required by time of appointment.

Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching required.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Instructor of Biology on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter describing how you plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, teaching philosophy statement and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

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Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.