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Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Biological Sciences, Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a one-year temporary faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (renewable up to three years in total, subject to department needs and satisfactory performance), starting August 16, 2020. The ideal candidate will have expertise in teaching introductory biology classes to biology majors and non-majors, including core concepts in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and evolution, plant and animal physiology, ecology and population biology. Experience in teaching some or more of these concepts to upper level students is preferred.  Minimum qualifications for the position are a completed Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a related field, prior to appointment, and a demonstration of teaching interest and experience.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory level lecture courses, development of curriculum, coordination of lectures with associated laboratory sections, and administrative tasks. The position may also include Department, College and University service. This position offers a strong, supportive setting for teaching in the environment of an active research Department. The successful candidate is expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. One of the oldest institutions of higher education in this country, UD offers students the latest in instructional and research technology combined with the rich tradition of the institution.  A Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Urban-Grant and Space-Grant institution, UD is located in Newark, DE on the I-95 corridor near Philadelphia, halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. Visit our website ( for more information about the Department of Biological Sciences and UD.   

Candidates are asked to submit the following: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, including documentation of teaching experience, 3. Teaching philosophy, including a description of future teaching interests, 4. Description of research experience and interests (if applicable), and how these relate to your teaching, and 5. Names and contact information for three references. For questions about the position contact Dr. Donna Woulfe, Chair Faculty Search Committee (  Questions about application submission can be directed to Traci Parman, Business Administrator ( Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2020 and the search will remain open until filled.

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