Assistant Professor – Teaching Biology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

Posted 11/16/2022

The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring a tenure track faculty with a focus on teaching biology using evidence-based and inclusive practices. The position is at the assistant professor rank and is a full-time nine-month appointment. The main responsibilities are teaching biology for majors and non-majors, especially at the introductory and intermediate levels, with opportunity also for upper-level course(s) within the candidate’s area of expertise. Secondary responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate research projects in the applicant’s area of expertise (e.g., cell biology, physiology, ecology, discipline based education research) and service to the department, college, university, and community.  

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Northern Illinois and the Biological Sciences Department value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We expect candidates to equally value these principles and to serve as active participants and allies in working toward DEI initiatives.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, prospective applicants should apply online at by December 1, 2022 and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement (max 2 pages);
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (max 2 pages);
  • Statement on possible future undergraduate research (max 2 pages) and;
  • Complete contact information for three professional references

Applications received after December 1, 2022 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.

For questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Heather Bergan-Roller at [email protected].

Proposed start date: August 16, 2023.


Last Updated 11/16/2022