Assistant Professor in Biology

Indiana University Bloomington Department of Natural Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required Documents
1.     Curriculum vitae
2.     Letter of application
3.     List of references
4.     Unofficial copy of graduate transcript(s)

Posting Details

  Assistant Professor of Biology
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU East Natural Science & Mathematics
Position Summary
IU East At A Glance
Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor’s degrees, selected master’s degrees, and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. Learn more about IU East.
Indiana University East challenges students to grow intellectually and personally in a supportive and scholarly environment where faculty teaching skills and participation in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and artistic work enhance learning opportunities for all.

Job Description
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, a primarily undergraduate institution, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Biology commencing August 1, 2023. Candidates for all full-time faculty positions should be “teacher scholars” who demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching, while maintaining an active research agenda. Teaching will be the primary responsibility of the faculty member being hired. Online delivery of programs is an important aspect of IU East’s enrollment strategy and preference will be given to candidates with interest in online education.
The Department of Natural Science offers BS degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Human Life Science. In addition, we contribute to several IU-wide online programs, including the BA degree in Sustainability Studies, as well as Graduate Certificate/Master of Arts for Teachers programs in Biology and Chemistry. We also teach general education for all majors, as well as biology courses for students in nursing.

A particular focus of our department is providing undergraduate research and other experiential learning experiences. Most recent graduates are either working in laboratory and other positions that use students’ science knowledge or are in graduate studies.
The ideal candidate will be a generalist who can teach with distinction a wide range of biology courses across the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load will consist of a combination of face-to-face and online classes, including both lecture and laboratory sections. The faculty member will conduct research in cell, molecular and/or microbiology, broadly defined, and integrate undergraduate students into their research program. IU East will provide support to help establish the new faculty member’s research laboratory but encourages faculty to seek external funding in support of ongoing research.
While online teaching is an essential aspect of our programs, regular presence on campus is important to our mission, and is therefore expected.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Tenure-track faculty are expected to:
• Teach introductory and upper-level biology courses, both in person and online, depending on department need, interest, and qualifications of faculty member.
• Maintain an active research agenda, which may include the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Develop and lead a vibrant laboratory-based undergraduate research program that will interest biological science students. The willingness to mentor online (in addition to in-person) research students is desirable.
• Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, and effectively. Use methods, materials, and technology appropriate to the subject matter.
• Manage the learning environment through accurate record-keeping, timely submission of grades and other reports, and enforce school and campus academic policies.
• Collect assessment data and participate in departmental strategies to improve the program.
• Advance the school and campus mission through service, such as advising, curriculum design, and participation in faculty governance.

Diversity Statement
Indiana University East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement.

AA/EEO Statement
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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Basic Qualifications
Required Qualifications
• Terminal degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related area.
• Demonstrated research interest in cell, molecular, and/or microbiology.
• Experience or desire to engage undergraduate students in research.
• Ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and student success.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated multicultural competence and awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways with others who are culturally different from self.

Preferred Qualifications
· Demonstrated experience in teaching biology.
· Demonstrated interest in engaging undergraduate students in research.
· Interest in incorporating course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) into their teaching.
· Experience teaching online, developing courses, curriculum design and/or development.
· Interest in pursuing external funding.
Department Contact for Questions
Department Contact for Questions
Duretta McKee
Human Resources Generalist
Salary and Rank Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please
Special Instructions
Required Documents
1.     Curriculum vitae
2.     Letter of application
3.     List of references
4.     Unofficial copy of graduate transcript(s)
Expected Start Date 08/01/2023
OAA # IU-100100-2022

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Transcript
Optional Documents