Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences

Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences seeks to fill one Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position at Boise State University. The position is eligible for promotion to the associate and full level. The primary teaching duties will include a variety of molecular biology courses, such as Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, or Cell Biology Lab. The position assignment is approximately 80% teaching and 20% departmental service. Teaching Faculty play a critical role in developing curricula. They manage laboratory courses and support the teaching of graduate student teaching assistants. They advance the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and are committed to the success of our students and the university. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Genetics, or a related field, and prior teaching experience.

Department Overview:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University has a strong commitment to both research and teaching. Our department serves a large number of students majoring in biology, or taking biology courses for other degree programs. We share teaching experiences and strategies in order to improve the experiences of our students. Our department is committed to the success of our early career faculty and provides informal and formal mentoring. Research in our department spans all levels of biological sciences, creating numerous opportunities for collaboration and integration of research into our courses. Our curriculum is designed to support students in developing critical thinking and data analysis skills, laboratory expertise, scientific writing, and oral communication skills.

About Boise State:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. The city of Boise is located along the Boise River near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Boise is known for its natural beauty and  access to the outdoors. Boise is a family friendly city with parks, a zoo, farmers markets, and kids activities and museums.  Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State and the City of Boise.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming department that supports diversity and inclusion.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A PhD in a field related to Biological Sciences, such as Genetics, Cell, Molecular, Microbiology, or General Biology.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An interest in developing and delivering undergraduate curriculum. 
  • A commitment to monitoring and improving teaching and thoughtful course design using evidence based practices. 
  • A commitment to creating inclusive teaching environments where all students can succeed.
  • Prior teaching or mentorship experience in the biological sciences.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter

  • Two page maximum
  • Provide a synopsis of why you are interested in this position, your relevant experiences, and your qualifications
  1. Curriculum vitae

  • Employment history (including dates of employment)
  • Relevant teaching or mentorship experience (courses taught, course development, mentorship roles)
  • Professional activities including service and professional development in teaching
  1. Statement of teaching (two page maximum) that describes:

  • How you implement evidence-based instructional practices
  • How your teaching supports the success of all students
  • How you create an inclusive classroom environment
  • How you monitor and improve your courses
  • A description of how you would approach teaching a ~100 person 300-level Genetics course at Boise State
  1. Transcripts (unofficial is OK) from all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Closing Date: 

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications began on November 12, 2023, but we welcome additional applications and commit to reviewing each submission.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Emily Meredith: 

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary of $65,000.

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being.  Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. 

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