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Visiting Assistant Professor - Microbiology

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, Colorado

Job Summary:
The faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) are searching for a colleague to join our vibrant and collegial academic unit. The position is for a nine month appointment as Visiting Faculty with expertise in Microbiology. UNC is classified as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity and has a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. We currently enroll around 9,000 students (approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 2,00 graduate students). The School of Biological Sciences has 19 full time faculty members, 70+ graduate students (enrolled in MS, MSNT, MBS, and PhD programs), and approximately 520 undergraduate majors with a student population that is 23.5% Latinx, 6% Black, 55% White, and 6% multiracial. The ideal candidate will share UNCs commitment to educating our multiracial student body.

We seek a candidate with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds and expertise in the microbiology. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about the use of student focused pedagogy in the classroom in order to engage all students in the learning process and will join a unit that is dedicated to providing all students with access to high impact practices aimed at increasing student retention, persistence, and success. Responsibilities include teaching 12 workload units each semester, including BIO 251 - Allied Health Microbiology and BIO 351 - Microbiology, and one additional course based on qualifications. The candidate will also dedicate 3 workload units each semester to general service to the School of Biological Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biology or closely related field
  • Potential for or evidence of innovative, learner-centered pedagogy
  • Commitment to educating a multiracial student population
  • Ability to teach courses in microbiology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants to be submitted online include:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) List of References
4) Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, which must address the following:
a) What role should faculty play in student success ?
b) Think of the most successful class that you've taught. What were the key factors in creating that success particularly for racially minoritized populations?
c) Describe how your teaching engages students in the learning process.

For questions about the position, contact School of Biological Sciences Director Mitchell McGlaughlin, 970-351-2139,

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $45,000-$49,500. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

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