Job Information

University of Utah Associate Instructor-Comp Physiology Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/08/2022

Requisition Number PRN13160N

Job Title Associate Instructor

Working Title Associate Instructor-Comp Physiology Lab

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12,000 to $15,000 for the semester

Close Date

Job Summary

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah is seeking an instructor to teach Biology 3325, Comparative Physiology Lab, for the Spring 2023 semester. This is an upper-division undergraduate lab course and includes experiments with frogs, insects and humans. The experiments utilize electronic sensors interfaced with computers for data collection, and there is a strong emphasis on data analysis. There are two laboratory sections of up to 24 students, which each meet once per week, along with one lecture session and one discussion session per week.


Coordination and oversight of the laboratory sessions.

Presentation of one lecture per week.

Coordination of one discussion session per week.

Hold at least one office hour session per week.

Respond promptly and appropriately to student questions and concerns.

Use the Canvas online learning system to provide class materials.

Supervise a graduate student and share responsibilities for grading assignments.

Assign student course grades.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum qualifications:

A masters degree in animal physiology or a closely related subject, with extensive laboratory experience and experience teaching undergraduate students.


A Ph.D. in animal physiology or a closely related area, and experience with Biopac physiology instrumentation and Macintosh computers. Experience teaching undergraduate students in a laboratory setting.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.