Professor of Biology

  • Manchester University
  • North Manchester, IN 46962, USA
  • May 11, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Professor of Biology

Position: Professor of Biology (Open Rank)
Department: Niswander Department of Biology
Campus: North Manchester Campus
Target Hire Date: May 2024

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

This is a full-time, two-year position as a Visiting Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biology.

The faculty member will provide instruction for undergraduate courses in the Niswander Department of Biology, and in the Environmental Studies program. Courses to be taught may include: Principles of Biology I, Principles of Biology II, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Introduction to Environmental Studies, and courses for majors and non-majors as required.

The faculty member will report through the department chair to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Job Functions:

• Teaching, generally 24 semester hours per academic year.
• Maintain professional effectiveness, which includes but are not limited to, high-quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation with all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning.
• Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
• Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate.
• Developing course syllabi.
• Administering examinations and assessing student learning.
• Working in a professional, collegial, and team-oriented manner with the University community.
• Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual.

Secondary Job Functions

• Supporting students' personal and professional development
• Maintaining office hours, as appropriate


•A commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
• PhD in Ecology, Biology, or other related fields preferred. ABD also considered.
• Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to effectively teach courses in Biology and Environmental Studies.
• Effective, engaging presentation skills.
• Effective organizational and administrative skills.
• Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content.
• Ability to evaluate student work and to provide effective feedback.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
• Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students.
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students' legitimate needs in a timely manner.
• Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds.
• Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary.
• Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills.
• Proficient in spoken and written English.
• Basic proficiency in MS Office and Canvas LMS.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 am and 5 pm. Some classes, laboratories, events, and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.

To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching. Questions can be emailed to

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

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