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Instructor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Iowa
52242, Iowa City
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Life Sciences, Microbiology
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Full Time
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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Iowa invites applications for one full-time Instructor (non-tenure track) position with faculty fringe benefits.  This teaching position is a full-time 12-month appointment that is renewable every three years with excellent long-term potential.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2024.  Applications are sought from candidates with experience or a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching of basic microbiology and an associated laboratory, both with an emphasis on the relevance of microbiology to human health and diseases.

The selected candidate will teach courses in microbiology and immunology for undergraduate and graduate students. The main responsibility of the candidate will be to direct and teach lectures and the associated laboratory of Microbiology and Human Health (MICR:3164) in both Fall and Spring semesters. Furthermore, the selected candidate will mentor undergraduate and graduate students in best teaching practices, contributing to the next generation of educators. The instructor may also participate in other courses and activities in the Department depending on experience and teaching need. This position has extensive opportunities for creative course development and support for professional development.

The Department consists of 23 faculty members, including 3 full-time Instructors whose main role is teaching. We prioritize our educational mission and offer an undergraduate major with a variety of lecture and laboratory-based microbiology courses. The University is located in Iowa City, one of the best college towns in America, where you will enjoy the energy and vitality for the arts, athletics, and sciences found in this incredibly inclusive and educated community. The Iowa City metro area also offers many cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and a variety of career opportunities.

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa jobs website at View Requisition #75176.  Application must include 1) a letter of interest; 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy statement of one page; and 4) three reference letters.

Screening of applicants will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.  Additional materials may be requested following an initial screening.

Education Requirements:  A PhD degree in Microbiology or a closely related discipline is required.

Required Qualifications:  Laboratory-based research experience is required.

Desired Qualifications Demonstrated potential in the following areas: teaching excellence, teaching across multiple content areas, teaching across multiple formats (lecture, laboratory, etc.), engaging students using creative pedagogy, and enhancing the learning experience of students from all backgrounds. Application materials should highlight your teaching achievements in these areas.

Online Application Required Documents: A letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, name and contact information of three referees.

Contact Information

Eileen Sullivan

HR Generalist

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Carver College of Medicine

The University of Iowa

51 Newton Road  

Iowa City, IA 52252


Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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