Biology Teaching Professor position, open rank

Miami, Florida
Entry level salary starts at $75,000 up to $105,000 depending on rank with full benefits
November 23 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for a non-tenure track, 12-month, open-rank Instructor position (referred to as Teaching Professor at FIU) in any of the following areas of expertise, Ecology and Evolution, and Genetics and Evolution, or Developmental Biology, to grow and support our online Biology BA program. The candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, experience with developing online courses and online teaching, and dedication to providing an enriching learning experience.  Willingness to teach active learning courses is required and experience in active learning classes is preferred. The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to developing novel learning activities that will prepare students for success in a fast-paced global environment. To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position.  Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics are high-enrollment required upper division courses taught every semester and Developmental Biology is a high-enrollment upper division Biology elective.  Teaching in other undergraduate upper and lower division courses may also be expected, depending on specialization and departmental needs. More information on these courses can be found on our website at The Department of Biological Sciences has ~4500+ undergraduate majors, ~120 graduate students, and 65 faculty members on two large campuses (, one in west Miami (MMC), and one in North Miami on Biscayne Bay (BBC). These positions will be primarily online although face to face teaching at the MMC and BBC campuses may be assigned as needed.

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522361 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and teaching portfolio as a single pdf file. The diversity statement provides an opportunity to discuss a record of or potential for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The teaching portfolio shall consist of a statement of teaching interests plus representative syllabi, evaluations, assignments, tests and quizzes, innovations, examples of your written feedback, projects you've designed, exemplary student work, kudos, accomplishments, papers on teaching, and anything else that demonstrates your growth as a successful teacher. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 20, 2020.  Review will continue until position is filled. Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Marcy Kravec ( 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.