Assistant Professor/ Instructor of Biology

Dillard University

New Orleans, IA

ID: 7066631
Posted: June 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/professions institution, located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana, invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor or Instructor of Biology in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Job Description:

This position is a one-year full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor or Instructor of Biology for the 2020-2021 academic year. The appointment is effective on August 1, 2020. The successful candidate reports to the Chair of the School of STEM. Twenty-five percent of the time will be devoted to serving as coordinator for the biology teaching laboratories.


The successful candidate must have a minimum of a master's degree, doctorate preferred, in a biological science discipline.

Job Requirements:

The candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and academic advising of students. Primary teaching responsibilities will include a combination of the following courses: lecture and laboratory sessions of introductory biology sequences (biology majors and non-majors), cell biology, genetics, research methodology, or biology seminar courses. The candidate is expected to use creative, innovative, and technologically appropriate approaches to engage students in learning content. Candidates should possess the ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities.

The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining inventory and keeping teaching laboratories equipped; procuring consumables (chemicals, solvents, glassware) for laboratories in conjunction with the faculty member that is responsible for each individual laboratory course; ensuring compliance with federal and state safety regulations; direct supervision of work-study students.

Other responsibilities include assisting in the development of curriculum and participating in service activities to support the University, community, and profession. The successful applicant may also collaborate with other faculty members in conducting interdisciplinary research and engage students in conducting undergraduate research.

Full-time faculty members teach 12-15 hours per semester, must hold six (6) office hours per week, and maybe assigned additional teaching responsibilities and duties at the discretion of the program coordinator, school chair, college dean, or Vice President for Academic Affairs.


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

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit an application form, cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts are required of all finalists), and three (3) letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s teaching and research skills to Dr. Yolanda Page.


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