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Requisition # 75176

Position Basics

Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, March 21st, 2024
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Microbiology and Immunology



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Position Description:  The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Iowa invites applications for one full-time Instructor (non-tenure track) position with faculty fringe benefits.  This teaching position is a full-time 12-month appointment that is renewable every three years with excellent long-term potential.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2024.  Applications are sought from candidates with experience or a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching of basic microbiology and an associated laboratory, both with an emphasis on the relevance of microbiology to human health and diseases.

The selected candidate will teach courses in microbiology and immunology for undergraduate and graduate students. The main responsibility of the candidate will be to direct and teach lectures and the associated laboratory of Microbiology and Human Health (MICR:3164) in both Fall and Spring semesters. Furthermore, the selected candidate will mentor undergraduate and graduate students in best teaching practices, contributing to the next generation of educators. The Instructor may also participate in other courses and activities in the Department depending on experience and teaching need. This position has extensive opportunities for creative course development and support for professional development.

The Department consists of 23 faculty members, including 3 full-time Instructors whose main role is teaching. We prioritize our educational mission and offer an undergraduate major with a variety of lecture and laboratory-based microbiology courses. The University is located in Iowa City, one of the best college towns in America, where you will enjoy the energy and vitality for the arts, athletics, and sciences found in this incredibly inclusive and educated community. The Iowa City metro area also offers many cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and a variety of career opportunities.

 Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.


Education Requirement:

  • A PhD degree in Microbiology or a closely related discipline is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Laboratory-based research experience is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential in the following areas:

    • Teaching excellence. 

    • Teaching across multiple content areas.

    • Teaching across multiple formats (lecture, laboratory, etc.).

    • Engaging students using creative pedagogy.

    • Enhancing the learning experience of students from all backgrounds.

Application materials should highlight your teaching achievements in these areas.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Teaching Philosophy Statement (one page)
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Eileen R Sullivan -
Cmed-Microbiology & Immunology
Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Road
3-403 BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL:

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