Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Texas Wesleyan University
June 11, 2023
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Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Position Summary

Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate Biology courses offered by the School. Participates in all department, various school, and University- wide committees and activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for both lecture and laboratory for undergraduate courses that include Molecular Genetics (BIO 3431), Introductory Biology II (BIO 1420), and a general education science course. Daily 60%

  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours on a daily basis. Submits textbook requests, syllabi, grades, assessments, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner. Daily 20%

  • Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in the discipline by participating in conferences, publishing, and maintaining collaborative research relationships. Monthly 5%

  • Participates in curriculum and program development. Monthly 10%

  • Participates in departmental, school, and university meetings and academic activities. Monthly 5%

  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean and Department Chair. As needed

  • Education, Certifications and/or Licenses

  • Doctorate (Ph.D) or equivalent degree in molecular genetics or related field is required.
  • Experience

  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research required.
  • Experience administering and teaching required courses, including lecture and laboratory, for Biology degree.
  • Experience in college-level teaching using active learning techniques and best practices classroom content delivery
  • Has experience in assessment of learning outcomes
  • Willingness to deliver required content.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Thorough understanding of Biology and its application in various disciplines.
  • Familiarity with currently used technologies in the life sciences.
  • Familiarity with effective use of online course management systems and ability to deliver content in various modalities.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discreet in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching general education Biology courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Skills and abilities

    Language SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write research papers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students and peers.
  • Biological SKILLS

  • Ability to develop and use appropriate experimental approaches and computer-based resources in bioinformatics and genomics as needed in teaching theory and applications of genetics.
  • Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 2016AS848P

    Posting Open Date 04/25/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Posting Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
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  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • PHD
  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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  • 1-3
  • 3-5
  • 5-7
  • 7+
  • Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
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  • No
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  • Curriculum Vitae
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