Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F19BIONTT [#11930]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Evolutionary Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular
Appl Deadline:2018/10/23 finished (2018/09/13, finished 2019/02/18, listed until 2018/10/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

General Information
Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, effective Fall 2019.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is now ranked #5 among western universities by U.S. News and World Report, and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information on Schmid College can be found at

The Biological Sciences program is home to a diverse group of faculty with specializations in a broad range of fields, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution and more. The program houses an undergraduate degree in biology characterized by personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching, and strong student-faculty interactions. Instructional faculty play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor, and have full votes at both the program and college levels.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. The ideal candidate would have broad training within evolution, ecology and physiology, experience teaching at the introductory level in lectures and labs, ability to design class-based labs, and familiarity with evidence-based instructional approaches. In addition, the ideal candidate would demonstrate ability to teach fundamental concepts in cellular, molecular, and/or microbiology at the introductory level. Finally, the candidate should have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

The successful candidate will teach lectures and labs in the introductory biology course sequence, which includes two separate semester-long courses: BIO 204 “From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth” and BIO 205 “Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms.” In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate laboratories for the introductory course devoted to evolution and diversity. In this role, the candidate will be tasked with assessing the lab curriculum, modifying and developing new labs as appropriate, and coordinating instructors.


Candidates should submit the following electronically via at:

     cover letter

     curriculum vitae

     statement of teaching philosophy and diversity (2 pages max)

     three letters of recommendation

     Chapman University Faculty Employment Application


Review of applications will commence October 15, 2018.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jeremy Hsu, Search Chair, at

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at


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Further Info:
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Orange, CA 92866

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