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Assistant Professor of Biology - Anatomy and Physiology

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Salary: $54,000.00 - $56,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Job Number: 23FAC716-1

Biological Sciences

Position Announcement

The Department of Biological Sciences at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology, starting Fall Semester or August 2023. The Biological Sciences department houses degree options for students in the fields of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Natural Sciences, with BS degrees in Bioinformatics and Biology Secondary Education as additional options. Additional information about the department, faculty, and program offerings can be found online at

  • Teach 24 credit hours of lower and/or upper division lecture and laboratory courses each academic year. Primary course would be in Anatomy (BIOL 2320), Physiology (BIOL 2420), General Biology (BIOL 1010), and other courses based on the candidates' experience. The ideal candidate would also have the ability to develop new courses that serve the program.
  • Collaborate with full-time faculty on curriculum development of both lab and lecture courses.
  • Lead undergraduate research in their disciplines, including training, data collection, presenting results at conferences, and publications.
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, service on committees, outreach programs, and other responsibilities as defined by university policy.
  • Assist in mentoring, supervising, and assisting part-time instructors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • A PhD in Biological Science, Animal Science, Anatomy, Physiology, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), or closely related field required; ABD will be considered if degree is completed by August 2023.
  • Successful teaching experience at the college or university level, ideally with experience using active learning models of instruction, required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and those with a background in anatomy and physiology.
  • Ability to develop innovative curriculum and appropriate course content for face-to-face instruction, flipped, hybrid, and online instruction; willingness to teach evening and summer courses, when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other faculty, staff, and students and contribute to a collegial environment. Candidates should respect students and colleagues from all backgrounds, and should be an advocate for women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in sciences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to continually learn new skills, tools, and practices that are adopted by the professional and academic communities.
  • Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly activities within the department, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and the University.
  • Experience with biostatistics is highly desirable.
  • Be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, maintaining high-quality teaching while also supporting research involving highly motivated undergraduates.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2023, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2023. Annual salary of $54,000 - $56,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Excellent benefits package that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 24, 2022; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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