Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Department Biological Sciences
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands


Job Summary

The faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado are searching for a colleague to join our vibrant and collegial academic unit. We seek a candidate with a research area in the biomedical sciences, and teaching expertise in anatomy and physiology. The position is a tenure track nine month appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will develop a research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students, apply for external research funding, and publish original research. Additional responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and service to the school, college, university, and community.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biology or closely related field
• Minimum two years of research experience past the doctorate
• Demonstrated research and publication record
• Potential for or past success securing external research funding
• Potential or past experience in supervising research students
• Ability to teach courses in the biomedical sciences, specifically anatomy and physiology
• Potential for or evidence of innovative, learner-centered teaching

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching experience at the university level
• Research area that complements existing departmental expertise
• The ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00285
Position Number F99418
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 08/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant– Biomedical Sciences.” Application documents to be submitted online are:
1) a letter of application/cover letter,
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) the names and contact information of at least three references,
4) unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts,
5) a statement of research plans, and
6) a statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses the candidate would like to teach, and how learner-centered strategies would be employed in the classroom.

For questions about the application process, contact Cynthia Budde, Tel: 970-351-2921. email: For questions about the position, contact the search chair Judy Leatherman, at

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed a doctoral degree? (Ph.D. or equivalent)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Is your doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you gained at least two years of research experience since completing your doctoral degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other Document
  6. List of References
Optional Documents