Biology Instructor - Open Rank

$78,000 - $105,000 yearly
  • Florida International University, Biological Sciences Department
  • North Miami, FL, USA
  • Sep 20, 2019
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for a non-tenure track, 12-month, open-rank Instructor Position in General Biology. 

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

To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position.

The Department of Biological Sciences has ~4500+ undergraduate majors, ~120 graduate students, and 61 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 BBC campus although teaching on MMC may be assigned as needed.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

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.


Application Details

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519321 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 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 upon as determined by the search committee.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by (November 20, 2019). 

Review will continue until position is filled.

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


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