Assistant Professor of Biology


The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Superior invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning on August 26, 2020.  The Department is seeking an individual who will provide excellent undergraduate instruction, incorporate current techniques in teaching and research, and work collaboratively to strengthen the Department’s biology program.


  • Teach an upper-level course in Genetics and a course in Developmental Biology for our major in Biology.  The course in Genetics is required for all majors and needs to incorporate cellular, molecular, and population genetics. 
  • Teach other upper-division electives in the candidate’s expertise. These courses will need to support the biology program (e.g. Immunology, Pathology, Physiology, Advanced Molecular Techniques, Cancer Biology, Scientific Writing, or related courses).
  • Teach a University Studies course(s) for non-science majors in line with our liberal arts foundation, as determined by departmental needs. 
  • Utilize modern genetic techniques in the laboratory classroom and research settings.
  • Advise students in the biology major.
  • Provide service to the University and community through, but not limited to, participation in departmental and university committees as appropriate. 
  • Mentor students with research projects and internships, and develop an active scholarly program consistent with availability of resources.


  • Earned doctorate in biology or a related discipline by August 31, 2020.
  • Two semesters of experience in college-level teaching as an instructor of record.
  • Background in genetics, such as one year of graduate coursework, research, and/or teaching.


August 26, 2020 or earlier.


UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for eligible dependents.


If you have questions regarding the hiring process, contact Sandy Orr at


Review of all complete applications will commence 4:30 PM October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at UW-Careers and submit your application packet to Include:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Contact Information for three (3) Professional References
  6. A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
  7. A 1-2 page statement of candidate’s research interests, and opportunities for undergraduate involvement.

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the Click Here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the #20-14 Assistant Professor, Biology position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
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  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
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At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

If you have questions regarding the hiring process, contact Sandy Orr at

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,500 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.