Assistant Teaching Professor


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame seeks a broadly trained and innovative biology educator at the Assistant Teaching Professor level to contribute to our Introductory Biology sequence, and to teach specialized, upper-level courses in any area of biology, including ecology, evolution, physiology, and cellular or molecular biology.  This renewable, non-tenure track position is available starting fall semester 2022, and is expected to be a long-term, continuing position with opportunities for promotion. 

Our novel Introductory Biology sequence was designed using principles outlined in AAAS Vision and Change, integrates across levels of biology, and uses student-centered and inclusive pedagogical approaches.  Within our Introductory Biology sequence, successful candidates would deliver a semester-long undergraduate research experiences course and/or join a team of instructors in an integrative lecture course.  Successful candidates will also be asked to develop and teach upper-division courses based on the needs of the department and the applicant’s area of expertise.  While the position would be primarily teaching intensive, the ideal candidate would also undertake scholarship in pedagogical research or provide research experiences for undergraduates outside their teaching commitment. 

Application Instructions

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 Applicants will need to provide the following with their online application:  

Cover Letter

Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

One page proposal for an upper-division course, including learning objectives.

The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education so as to develop the next generation of leaders in the life sciences.  In collaboration with undergraduates, we seek to advance biological knowledge through excellence in research to solve the grand challenges that will shape the future of human health and the environment.  The department is highly interdisciplinary and fulfilling the promise of innovative approaches to teaching biology at the collegiate level.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

 Review of applications will begin: November 29.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer.