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Lead Faculty, Biology

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • Main Campus

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University and located in Urbana, Ohio, is seeking a full-time (12-month) Lead Faculty, Biology. The faculty is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities Other responsibilities include coaching and mentoring adjunct teaching faculty, curriculum design/development, coordinating field and experiential learning opportunities for students, oversight of student-run organizations, university service/committee work, and scholarship.  

•    Master’s degree in Biology or related discipline (Ph.D. preferred).  If the Master’s degree is in another field, candidate must have at least 18 hour of graduate level work in biology, or closely related courses
•    Must have daytime availability
•    Excellent record of prior University teaching experience
•    Ability to communicate in a professional manner (both written and spoken) and work effectively with faculty, staff and members of the professional community
•    Preference will be given to candidates with Demonstrated experience utilizing specialized biological analysis equipment and the ability to integrate these opportunities into the curriculum or independent undergraduate research/experiences

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Teach introductory biology with laboratories as well as upper-division courses in area of specialization;
•    Assist in coordinating, scheduling, and staffing face-to-face and online courses in biology and related disciplines;
•    Hire, mentor, coach, and evaluate adjunct teaching faculty;
•    Participate in program and course design/development;
•    Conduct curriculum review and assessment;
•    Ensure that course outcomes and assessments align to appropriate specialized program area standards where applicable;
•    Coordinate field experiences and/or experiential learning opportunities for students;
•    Develop professional relationships with local community partners;
•    Serve on university and college committees;
•    Keep informed of discipline-specific content and new approaches to instruction through research and professional development activities;
•    Assist in recruitment and retention of students;
•    Attend university, college, and department faculty meetings;
•    Conduct scholarship;
•    Other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Department or Dean of the College.

About Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.

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Urbana University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment.  Urbana does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.