Assistant Professor of Biology

Iowa State University

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor - EEOB



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) seeks an assistant teaching professor. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Biology and Environmental Science, including professional development courses, provide or coordinate experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates in Biology, Genetics and Environmental Science, and assist with career planning for the Biology, Genetics, and Environmental Sciences Majors. This is a 9-month position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the rank of assistant teaching professor.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

 - Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology, biology, or related fields


Preferred Qualifications:

- Formal teaching experience in Biology or Genetics and in Ecology or Environmental Science (evidenced by prior teaching experience, and by a teaching statement demonstrating a thoughtful approach and knowledge of issues related to teaching and learning)

- Experience providing or coordinating experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates in Biology, Genetics or Environmental Science (evidenced by prior efforts involving experiential learning)

- Familiarity with Workday

- Familiarity with ISU student interfaces including ADIN, Navigate, CyHire, and AccessPlus


Department/Program & College Description:

Within the Biological Sciences, studies of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology are essential in understanding the complex relationships of life on Earth.

From the interactions between organisms and their environment to the interrelationships of species; from the diversity of life to the structure of individual organisms, EEOB offers a variety of ways to examine life on our world.


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2026



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; • Generous leave plans; • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); • Life insurance and long-term disability; • Flexible Spending Accounts; • Various voluntary benefits and discounts; • Employee Assistance Program; • Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

June 5, 2023




Posting Close Date:

June 11, 2023



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