Non-Tenure Earning Assistant Professor (Teaching Faculty), Department of Biology

Employer
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Location
Birmingham, Alabama (US)
Salary
competitive
Posted
January 08 2021
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Biology/College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for two full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor (Teaching Faculty) positions in Introductory Biology. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Primary responsibility of the successful candidates will be to teach a range of introductory biology courses for biology majors and non-majors.  Teaching, non-tenure track positions provide substantial opportunities for professional growth and long-term contributions to education at UAB.  Please see the department website for more information: https://www.uab.edu/cas/biology

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field, plus demonstrated experience in teaching and in course development. The successful candidates will be comfortable teaching high enrollment courses and have a track record of teaching excellence as well as a strong interest in innovative pedagogies including online instruction.

With over 22,500 students and 2,459 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Biology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus, including Chemistry. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7981 Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and (4) at least two reference letters. Questions may be directed to Nicole Riddle, Search Committee Chair, at riddlenc@uab.edu.  

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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