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General Biology Instructor

Florida International University, Biological Sciences Department

Job Title: General Biology Instructor
Reference Code: 514459
Job Location: North Miami , FL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: 01/31/2018
Date Posted: 2017-12-19
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

General Biology Instructor
Florida International University

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for a non-tenure track, 12-month position as General Biology Instructor. General Biology I and II are high enrollment courses taught every semester. Teaching in other undergraduate upper and lower division courses may also be expected, depending on specialization and departmental needs. More information on these courses can be found on our website at

The Biological Sciences Department has 5000+ undergraduate majors, ~120 graduate students, and 58 faculty members on two large campuses (, one in west Miami (MMC), and one in North Miami on Biscayne Bay (BBC).  This position will be primarily located at the Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Job Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and be dedicated to providing an enriching learning experience.  Willingness to teach active learning courses is required and experience in active learning classes is preferred.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to developing novel learning activities that will prepare students for success in a fast-paced global environment.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (514459) at and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of three references (noting contact information) and 4) teaching portfolio as a single pdf file. The teaching portfolio shall consist of a statement of teaching interests plus representative syllabi, evaluations, assignments, tests and quizzes, innovations, examples of your written feedback, projects you've designed, exemplary student work, kudos, accomplishments, papers on teaching, and anything else that demonstrates your growth as a successful teacher. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted by the search committee upon creation of the list of most suitable candidates.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by (January 31, 2018).  Review will continue until position is filled.

Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Richard Brinn (

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Florida International University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Richard Brinn as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Richard Brinn
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
3000 NE 151 St
North Miami , FL 33181
United States
Phone: 305-919-5348
Phone: 305-919-5602
Fax: 305-919-4040

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