Aurora University

Biology Faculty Position

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

BIOLOGY: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

(Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.)

The successful candidate will be able to effectively teach biology courses at all levels such as Introductory Cellular Biology for majors and allied health fields, Microbiology for allied health, and upper level courses including Ecology (terrestrial emphasis), Microbial Ecology, or others. A special interest in research-based courses as well as at least five years of teaching experience in the fields of Introductory Biology and Microbiology, and Ecology (terrestrial) is preferred.

In addition to teaching, the faculty must be involved with students outside of classes by mentoring them on future educational and career plans. The faculty member will be expected to be involved in the university with curriculum development, program assessments, and engagement in institutional service, scholarship, and STEM education initiatives. A Ph.D . or other terminal degree in Biology or related discipline is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective teaching methods and a strong commitment to student success.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
facultysearch@aurora.edu

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.