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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Augustana University
Job Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY, aselective, private, liberal arts institution invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology beginning late August 2023. A Ph.D. is expected, though applicants who are very near completion of their Ph.D. will be considered; teaching experience is strongly preferred. The position is renewable for a second year, contingent on administrative approval.

TEACHING EXPECTATIONS: Duties typically include teaching 2-3 lectures and 2-4 labs each semester (a total of 14-16 contact hours per semester), along with a January term course. As the position will fulfill courses open from sabbatical leaves, the load will span a broad range of introductory and mid-level courses. Candidates should indicate what course areas they would be comfortable teaching, particularly from genetics, physiology, microbiology, plant ecology, and general biology.

RESEARCH EXPECTATIONS: There are no research expectations for this position.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

The ability to interact with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and a deep appreciation of and respect for the academic culture must be top values of the candidate.

REVIEW DATE: Review of applications will begin November 14th, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send the Augustana University Employment Application, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of diversity, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, a curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources, Augustana University, 2001 S Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197 or email For questions, email Mark Larson, Chair, Biology Department, at, or call 605-274-4700.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

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