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We are hiring an Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor in the Biology Department at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) for August 2024. Note that titles are changing in fall 2024 to align with the CU system so all Instructors with terminal degrees (PhDs) will become Assistant Teaching Professors. Also, my department awards a generous amount of credit towards teaching loads for mentoring undergraduate researchers.



The Department of Biology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor to teach Biology in the Modern World (Biol 1000), Introductory Biology Laboratory (Biol 1060), and possibly other biology courses to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach 18 credit/contact hours per 9-month academic year and manage Biol 1060 laboratory sections each semester. Teaching assignments may include, but are not limited to, Biol 1000, 1060, 1300, 1310, 1350, 1360, 3020, and 3830. The workload for this position is 75% teaching and 25% service, which includes development and coordination of the Biol 1060 Introductory Biology lab sections for non-majors. Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in biology or a closely-related discipline.

Tentative Search Timeline

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 7, 2024 at 12:00 PM MDT.
  • Potential interview dates: the week of June 17, 2024.
  • Potential start date: August 19, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in biology or a closely related field.
  • 1 (one) year of undergraduate biology teaching experience in lecture and lab settings.

Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by June 7, 2024 by 12 PM MDT will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 33604). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact Emily Mooney (emooney@uccs.edu). The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting: 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40062 – LAS-Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 13, 2024, 12:10:48 PM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Emily Mooney

Posting Contact Email: emooney@uccs.edu

Position Number: 00646978