Assistant Instructional Professor in General Biology

Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
July 06 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting  applications for one or more positions as Assistant Instructional Professor (AIP) in general biology.  This is a full-time teaching position with a start date of September 1, 2021.  Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor for an initial term of two years with reappointment and progression possible following review.  

Responsibilities include teaching six lecture and/or laboratory courses for biology majors and non-majors. Expected course topics include introductory cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, and molecular biology for biology majors and general introductory biology for non-majors.  Additional duties include hiring, training, and supervising teaching assistants.  Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development.


Applicants must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences in hand prior to start date and at least one year of teaching university level biology lecture and laboratory courses.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at  An application must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a sample course syllabus; 4) course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance; 5) the names and contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union. 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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