Instructor of Biology

Instructor of Biology

locationSan Antonio, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/18/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Instructor of Biology

UIW Mission

Position Summary
The Department of Biology at the University of the Incarnate Word invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track instructor position in anatomy and physiology beginning August of 2024. The Instructor of Biology participates and contributes to the departmental curriculum, mentors undergraduate students of the major, and demonstrates a desire to actively collaborate with students and faculty within the department, from other disciplines, and the University's health professions schools to support the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word.

Full-time instructors at UIW are expected to teach 15 credit hours (or five courses) every fall and spring semester. Courses taught will primarily include lecture and laboratory courses in anatomy and physiology and other general biology courses as needed. Coordination of anatomy and physiology laboratories will be required. Instruction in additional areas may be negotiable.In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission. Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities.

Essential Functions
Primary responsibilities include:
  1. Prepare course outlines and teach based on approved departmental syllabi; prepare and teach lecture and laboratory courses in anatomy, physiology, and general biology consistent with the needs of the department.
  2. Coordinate anatomy and physiology laboratories.
  3. Participate in curriculum development.
  4. Prepare timely and meaningful assessments for assigned courses.
  5. Work collaboratively with departmental faculty to ensure standard curriculum outcomes are met.
  6. Adhere to UIW Faculty Handbook, including timely record keeping of student activities, fair and equitable evaluation of student performance, and timely feedback to students regarding their performance in the course.
  7. Be available outside of class to help students learn as well as answer their questions (1 hour per 3-hour class, physically and/or electronically).
  8. Conduct respectful relationships with faculty, staff, and students both in and outside the classroom.
  9. Provide service to the department, School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, university, community, and profession.
  10. Maintain contact with the department chair and participate in meetings as appropriate.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Duties

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Strong background in anatomy and physiology discipline;
  • Demonstrated excellence and proficiency in undergraduate teaching;
  • Proficiency in coordinating lower division science laboratories;
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to collaborative and cooperative instruction, advising, and mentoring a diverse population of underserved students including but not exclusive to first-generation college students, veterans, and racially and ethnically diverse students;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of instructional technology;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, or closely related discipline.

Required Work Experience
Successful teaching experience in anatomy and physiology at the college or university level, as evidenced by peer and/or student reviews.

Preferred Qualifications
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Atomy and Physiology, Neuroscience, or a closely related discipline.
  • Two (2) or more years of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level in anatomy and physiology or in a closely related field.
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations and evidence of teaching or service reflecting values of social justice and/or Catholic social teachings.

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
None specified.

Work Hours
Typical for faculty in this discipline with lab coordination responsibilities.

Physical Demands
Typical for faculty in this discipline.

Posting Number: UN824PO
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Faculty
Desired Start Date: 08/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Reports To: Dean, School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Salary: $66,000
Open Date: 04/05/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following documents:· Cover letter stating interest in the position,· Statement of teaching philosophy,· Curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three current references,· A copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and· Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level (e.g., sample of student evaluations, course syllabi, etc.)

To apply, visit https://jobs.uiw.edu/postings/25031

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