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Assistant Instructor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Natural Science Dean 10032604
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

The Human Biology Program is seeking an assistant instructor to join the Human Biology teaching team. The successful candidate will join a dedicated group of educators who are committed to providing high-quality undergraduate education for students interested in health and biomedical sciences. The initial appointment will be for one year (9 months). Reappointment may be possible depending on program needs.

The successful candidate will serve as an assistant instructor for HBIO495: Capstone in Human Biology, a writing intensive course focused on information literacy and health literacy. Duties include attending and participating in weekly instructional team meetings, reviewing materials and preparing for class, attending class and assisting students with activities, grading, managing D2L, and other activities that support student learning in the course as requested by the instructor or curriculum coordinator.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Biology or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
  • Teaching potential as reflected in experiences communicating with and educating people.
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in biology or related field
  • Writing experience
  • Experience as a graduate teaching assistant and/or undergraduate learning assistant


Required Application Materials


  • Letter of application (no more than 2 pages) that (1) describes your interest in the position, (2) explains how your educational background and/or professional experiences have prepared you to contribute the HBIO program, and (3) describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in biology education.   
  • Resume or CV

Special Instructions


Review of applications will begin April 30, 2024 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at: For questions about the position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Tinsley, HBIO495 Curriculum Coordinator (



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