Job Information

University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer) for Biology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 15, 2023


The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time career-line instructional faculty member. We seek a talented, motivated, and collaborative individual with a PhD and experience in teaching cell and molecular biology.

The successful candidate will join an established group of instructors responsible for a first-year lecture course (Biology 1610, Fundamental Principles in Biology I), which covers introductory cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. The responsibilities of the new instructor will include the following:

· Teaching two sections of Biology 1610 in the fall and spring semesters, with typical enrollments of 200-300 students per section.

· Meeting regularly with other instructors of the course, training and overseeing teaching assistants and grading.

· Contributing to ongoing review of the course content and instructional methods, in collaboration with other instructors and the department curriculum committee.

· Serving on department committees, collaborating with staff and other teaching resources on campus, and participating in department meetings.

Opportunities to teach other courses may become available, depending on curriculum needs.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, or a related field and demonstrated success in teaching college courses in biology. Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. Other desirable qualifications include:

· Demonstrated ability to incorporate the scientific method in the development of instructional materials and the use of pedagogical methods that address success in learning.

· A passion for mentoring undergraduates in Biology and training TAs in modern teaching approaches.

· A commitment to employing inclusive practices to support a diverse student population.

Instruction will start for Fall Semester 2023 on August 21st, but we hope to have the make appointment effective during the summer, so that the new instructor can participate in course review and development.

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with contact information, (2) a CV, (3) a statement of teaching experience and interests. Applicants should provide name and contact information of three reference providers for letters of recommendation that will be requested by the University of Utah.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Review of application will begin May 15, 2023 and continue until position is filled.

Open Date 04/14/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01008CF

Type Faculty