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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Chapman University

Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2020.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Currently ranked #5 in Regional Universities West, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has been elevated to R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10% of all U.S. Universities. Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.

Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information on Schmid College can be found at The Biological Sciences program is home to a diverse faculty with specializations in a broad range of fields, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution and more. The program houses an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences characterized by personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching, and strong student-faculty interactions. Instructional faculty play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service; have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor; and have full votes on matters of faculty governance at both the program and college levels.

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

Qualifications A Ph.D. in Biology or related field is required. Broad training within evolution, ecology and physiology; experience teaching at the introductory level in lectures and labs; ability to design class-based labs; familiarity with evidence-based instruction; and good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills is preferred.

Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach lectures and labs in the introductory biology course sequence, which includes two separate semester-long courses: 1) “From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth”, and 2) “Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms”, with the primary emphasis on the evolution and diversity course. In addition, the successful candidate will develop laboratories and manage lab sections and instructors for the introductory course devoted to evolution and diversity.

Contact Information Candidates should submit application materials electronically at the following link:

  • Chapman University Faculty Employment Application

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Diversity

  • Three letters of recommendation

Application review will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Walter Piper, Search Chair, at Please use "NTT Biology Position" as the email subject line.

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