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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Florida International University

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for a non-tenure track, 12-month, Instructor or Sr. Instructor Position in General Biology. 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. To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position. 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 has ~4500+ undergraduate majors, ~120 graduate students, and 56 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.

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 October 4,2019. 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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