Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biological Sciences @ Northwestern University

October 31, 2019

Northwestern University’s Department of Molecular Biosciences invites applications for a full time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2020. Duties include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year, or the equivalent in student advising, in the Biological Sciences major. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching. We are interested in candidates whose primary career interest is in undergraduate education. Examples of classes that might be taught include: Epigenetics/Genomics, Computational Biology, Molecular Evolution and Immunology, but may vary based on the expertise of the candidate.

Applicants should submit (in PDF format): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and detailed teaching statement (including course syllabi and evaluations). Please request at least three letters of recommendation focusing on teaching skills and interactions with students. Details on preparing and submitting the application can be found here.  The anticipated start date is Fall of 2020. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 15, 2019. Inquiries can be sent to

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.