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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Utah Valley University


The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at any rank, to begin in August 2020. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a background in molecular biology to teach BIOL 1610 College Biology I and other courses. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a research program amenable to undergraduate students. Candidates must have a doctorate degree, research background in molecular biology or a related discipline, and a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing data-driven pedagogies in the classroom. Teaching responsibilities include: College Biology I (BIOL 1610), Molecular Biology (BIOL 3550), Experiments in Molecular Biology (BIOL 3555), and/or other courses within the successful candidate’s area of expertise, or as needed by the department. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduates and leads to peer-reviewed publications. The ability to contribute to a proposed Genomics/Bioinformatics B.S. degree program would be desirable. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to promote successful growth of the department and serving on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

Link to the application website can be found here:


Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in molecular biology or related biological discipline required. Evidence of experience teaching general biology to undergraduate students.

  • ABD applications will be accepted if doctorate verification is received by April 30, 2020.


Strong knowledge of active learning pedagogies and an established record of incorporation of those techniques in the classroom (especially in general biology and molecular biology courses). Experience or strategies for teaching at open-enrollment institutions. Publication record that indicates successful use of molecular biological methods and mentorship of undergraduates. Experience in or and/or commitment to hybrid and online instruction.

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