Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-NTTBIO2 [#24218]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biology / Cell Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/02/27, finished 2023/09/30, listed until 2023/03/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position of Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, effective August 2023. 

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including including Schmid College of Science and Technology. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College has a 140,000 sq ft home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, alongside the newly founded Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at

The Biological Sciences program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative curriculum and teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. Instructional faculty play a critical role in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full instructional professor, and have full voting power at both the program and college levels. Instructional faculty join a vibrant and growing teaching community integrated with strong research programs that benefit from close collaboration with several internationally recognized research institutes at Chapman. 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

• A Ph.D. in Biology, Biology Education or a related field.

• Broad training in biological sciences with expertise in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Ecology or Evolution. 
• Experience teaching undergraduate biology lecture and lab courses using evidence-based instructional approaches, building student community, and assisting with student outreach.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate biology lecture and lab courses within their area of expertise, which may include Introductory Biology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Cell Biology, or the Senior Biology Capstone course.  These courses are enrolled by majors in biological sciences, health sciences, biochemistry, and chemistry. The successful candidate will be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of biological sciences faculty and students.

Qualified candidates should submit the following electronically via c/o
 • Chapman University Faculty Employment Application
 • Cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational and diversity equity, & inclusion (DEI) missions of Schmid College and Chapman University
 • Curriculum vitae 
 • Teaching philosophy statement. No more than 2 pages.
 • Three references listed. Two or more letters of recommendation required for semi-finalists

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Douglas Fudge, Search Chair at Please use “Instructional Assistant Professor of Biology" as the email subject line. 

Application review will start on March 27th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. Benefits start the first day of the month following the start of employment. The salary range for this Instructional Assistant Professor position is $75,000-$80,000. 

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866