Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biology

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

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Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (Non-Tenure-Track, teaching-focused) in the Department of Biology. The department is housed in a recently renovated building featuring state-of-the-art research facilities and teaching spaces. A new Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, opening in August 2020, will host new teaching laboratories for introductory biology and a SCALE-UP classroom that will enable interactive, learner-centered practices in large-enrollment courses.

Major duties and responsibilities will include teaching introductory biology lecture courses (in the context of the Principles of Biology sequence for majors), teaching a course in Genetics or Evolution; and an upper level course of the candidate’s area of expertise. The department is interested in candidates who have engaged in service towards increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically under-represented in STEM, with a preference for candidates with experience in mentoring African-American, Hispanic or Native American students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (in any of the Biological Sciences) and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • experience with learner-centered, evidence-based, instructional practices and assessment;
  • familiarity (or experience) with best practices of instructional design
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a collaborative teaching team;

The successful candidate will begin in August 2020.

All applications must be made online at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of diversity commitment, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2020 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Information on the Department of Biology can be found at



Nonmedical Primary Appointment <12 mo.

Posted: 03/20/2020