Instructor/Assistant Professor of Biology

The University of Mobile Department of Natural Sciences invites applications for a full-time/tenure-track Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology position to begin May or August 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in Biology based on the needs of the Natural Sciences Department. Other tasks include preparation of course materials and assignments, serving as academic advisor to students as assigned, engaging in curriculum review and development, and coordinating internships for students. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required; the ability to establish a rapport with students and maintain an environment that supports learning and promotes student retention and experience using a Learning Management System (LMS) are also required.

This position will be a full-time, 9-month appointment. The university academic curriculum is based on a four-day week. Some programmatic activities require some evenings and Friday coverage.


  • Preferred: Earned Doctorate (Ph.D.) in life sciences or related field
  • Required: Master’s degree in life sciences or related field
  • Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit all application materials below to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Matthew Downs,

Application Materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • An UM Faculty application form:
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Questions about the role may be submitted to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Matthew Downs at or the Chairs of the Department of Natural Sciences, Dr. Salomon Itza sitza@umobile.eduand Dr. Ashley Lindsey

The University of Mobile is a Southern Baptist-affiliated liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students.  Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of a Christian university and the integration of faith and discipline.  More information may be found on the University website at .

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