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Academic Professional Track: Instructional Assistant Professor


College Station, TX
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The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for three full-time academic professional track (non-tenure) positions with 9-month academic appointments beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Instructional Assistant Professor. These positions are teaching-intensive (70%) and include expectations for scholarship and/or service (30%). These are renewable positions with opportunities for advancement in the instructional track going from Instructional Assistant Professor to Instructional Associate Professor to Instructional Full Professor.

The purpose of these positions is to provide high-quality biology instruction to undergraduates. In particular, the department has needs in its 2-course Introductory Biology series, upper-level courses in Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology, and writing-intensive courses (BIOL 111, 112, 319, 320, 401, 402, 403). For course descriptions, please go to follow the link https://www.bio.tamu.edu/undergraduate-programs/.

Bryan-College Station, home to Texas A&M University, is a vibrant, dynamic, and rapidly growing community that offers arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the region offers the modern amenities of a big city with a warm, small-town charm. The community's low cost of living is advantageous to the students and general population, making it an ideal place to live. In addition, many exceptional natural history destinations (e.g., Big Thicket National Preserve) are less than a day’s drive away. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduate-level biology and/or scientific writing courses.  Additional experience with student-centered pedagogical teaching approaches that enhance student success and further the undergraduate teaching mission of the Department of Biology is desirable.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter outlining relevant experience (related to the qualifications), a curriculum vitae, a personal statement including teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/124691

Please direct any questions about this search to Dr. James Erickson (jerickson@bio.tamu.edu) or Dr. Asha Rao (arao@bio.tamu.edu), chairs of the search committee.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.