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Teaching Assistant Professor Positions

Now Hiring: Two Teaching Assistant Professors

The University of Minnesota has a national reputation in biology teaching and educational research. To build on existing strengths, the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning was created in July 2014 as a partnership between the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development. The mission of our new department is to discover, apply, and share research-based strategies that transform biology education.

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is currently seeking two Teaching Assistant Professors, one with an emphasis in physiology and the other with an emphasis on classroom-based undergraduate research experiences.


Physiology: The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in physiology is to provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physiology, and to work as an team member on improving the undergraduate curriculum in physiological biology. The successful applicant will employ innovative, evidence-based teaching that advances the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. The position is teaching-intensive, with expectation of contributions to scholarship and service, including participating in research related to biology teaching and learning and providing guidance to colleagues in areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise. Candidates must have a suitable background in physiology that complements existing strengths in the Department and teach in those areas. 

Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs): The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in CURES position in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is to provide high-quality biology instruction, with an emphasis on open-ended laboratory course instruction, using innovative teaching approaches that further the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. The position is teaching-intensive but includes expectations for scholarship and service, including engaging in research related to biology teaching and learning and providing guidance to colleagues in areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise. Candidates must have experience in bioinformatics or computational biology in order to complement existing strengths in the Department and facilitate teaching in those areas.

For more information, and to apply:
  1. Visit http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
  2. Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
  3. Search Job ID# 313293 (Physiology) Job ID# 311801 (CUREs)

Please contact Robin Wright (wrightr@umn.edu) with any questions related to this position.