Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Iowa Dept of Biology
Iowa City, Iowa
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology is searching for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach two non-majors Biology courses each semester: Human Biology for Non-Majors (BIOL: 1140) and Human Biology for Health Professionals (BIOL: 1141). This position will begin in August 2022 and terminate in May 2023. We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to teaching in a liberal arts college environment and have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. Both courses are 4-credit courses that survey fundamental biological principles ranging from the cellular and molecular basis of life to the evolutionary and ecological processes that sustain life on the planet.

The courses consist of both lecture and lab components. The person appointed to this position will have responsibility for the lecture sections of both courses and will serve in a supervisory role for teaching assistants in the laboratories. Activities in the laboratory include:

  • Use of the Microscope
  • Cell Structure & Function
  • Cells and Tissues DNA, Chromosomes, Mitosis
  • Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Heart, Circulations and Oxygen Consumption
  • Enzymes, Digestion, Hydrolysis
  • Sensory Perception in Humans
  • Statistical Evaluation of Data
  • Embryonic Development
  • Homology and Adaptation 

Education Requirement

Ph.D. or other terminal degree in the biological or health sciences awarded by the start date.


Required Qualifications


Demonstrated instructional experience in college-level introductory biology


Evidence of teaching excellence through student and/or peer evaluations


Desirable Qualifications


Experience teaching in large introductory courses


Experience in lecture and laboratory development for introductory biology courses


Implementation of evidence-based teaching pedagogies that promote student learning


Commitment to an inclusive classroom environment for students of diverse backgrounds



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