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Teaching Assistant Professor (Biology; human anatomy and physiology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 514005
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University seeks a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor or Instructor to teach courses and lab sections in our Human Body course sequence. The successful candidate will serve as primary instructor for our Applied Anatomy of Cadavers course (BIOL 443), leading anatomy and physiology human cadaver dissections to small groups of students. The cadaver dissection element of BIOL 443 provides illustrative examples for our Human Body I course (BIOL 441), and as such, the successful candidate also will aid in delivery of lab sections of BIOL 441. Other responsibilities will include academic advising. This position is for the nine-month academic year; opportunities exist for delivery of additional courses during the summer semester. This position begins no later than August 2023. Position open until filled; for best consideration, apply by February 15, 2023.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 600 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan, a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Division of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically underrepresented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledges, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biology or related field
  • Qualifications and experience to teach human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level utilizing human cadavers
  • 2 years of experience and demonstrated excellence in biological science instruction at the community college, college, or university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and serving a diverse population
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ambition
  • Ability to work on teams
  • Evidence of interest in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to work in a collegial manner with students and colleagues in a large, modern, and diverse university setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, DVM, MD) in the biological sciences or related field

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief description of instructional interests
  4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction
  6. Names and contact information for three references

Review of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by February 15, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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