Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Augustana University

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY, a selective, private, liberal arts institution invites applications
for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology beginning late
August 2023. A Ph.D. is expected, though applicants who are very near completion of
their Ph.D. will be considered; teaching experience is strongly preferred. The position is
renewable for a second year, contingent on administrative approval.

TEACHING EXPECTATIONS: Duties typically include teaching 2-3 lectures and 2-4 labs
each semester (a total of 14-16 contact hours per semester), along with a January term
course. As the position will fulfill courses open from sabbatical leaves, the load will span a
broad range of introductory and mid-level courses. Candidates should indicate what
course areas they would be comfortable teaching, particularly from genetics, physiology,
microbiology, plant ecology, and general biology.

RESEARCH EXPECTATIONS: There are no research expectations for this position.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe
benefits are included.

The ability to interact with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and
a deep appreciation of and respect for the academic culture must be top values of the

REVIEW DATE: Review of applications will begin November 14th, 2022 and continue until
the position has been filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send the Augustana University employment
application (, a cover letter,
a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of diversity, copies of undergrad and
graduate transcripts, a curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources,
Augustana University, 2001 S Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197 or email For questions, email Mark Larson, Chair, Biology
Department, at, or call 605-274-4700.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that
seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University
is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the
entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required
upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment
background check.