Assistant teaching professor positions available in Biological Sciences at UA

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks to hire three assistant teaching professor positions for Fall 2018 start dates. These are non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) faculty, each with three-year contracts, subject to annual reviews.


Position 1: Assistant Teaching Professor Job # 0810897 Primary teaching duties will entail large-enrollment undergraduate courses, such as Introductory Biology, Microbiology, and / or non-majors Human Anatomy and Physiology. A course in the successful candidate’s own specialization may be considered, depending on the department’s needs. This position will be a 9-month appointment with optional summer teaching.


Position 2: Assistant Teaching & Biology Education Professor Job

#0810992 Responsibilities will include teaching lower division service, coordinating biology outreach programs, developing and teaching a course in pedagogy for graduate students and coordinating lower division advising. This position will be a 12-month appointment.


Position 3: Assistant teaching professor & Lab Coordinator Job # 0810993 The successful candidate will develop and teach a course in laboratory methods for teachers, supervise and organize graduate teaching assistants, maintain inventories of material required for lab instruction, monitor lab sections for consistency in instruction and assessment, and assist in updates of lab exercises. This position will be a 12-month appointment.


As faculty members, NTRCs also serve on department, college, or university committees participate in undergraduate advising, with a typical work load of 80% teaching / 20% service. Pursuit of internal and external funding towards research on improved pedagogy is encouraged. The position is structured as a renewable 3-year contract

(9 month appointment, with optional additional summer teaching) with annual performance review. The NTRC position is not tenure-eligible, however promotion through the academic ranks can be expected based on performance review.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related field and submit the following materials with their application: 1) A cover letter outlining their qualifications (e.g. courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); 2) CV; 3) 3-4 letters of recommendation; 4) A statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One sample course syllabus;

6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations); and 7) evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations, or publications).


Applicants should upload their materials to, (with position job number: NTRC 1 job # 0810897, NTRC 2 job # 0810992, or NTRC 3 job # 0810993 ) except letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as attachments directly to the chair of the search committee Jason Pienaar ( If preferred, hard copies can be mailed to Jason Pienaar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Review of applications will begin on 20th October and continue until the position is filled.


Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. For more information about our department, please visit us at