Instructor of Biology

Instructor of Biology


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Position Summary:

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.


The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor position in the Biological Sciences beginning Fall 2023. The position has the potential for both renewal and promotion. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and labs.  Faculty at the WHC are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses with a co-instructor from a different field of study.  Candidates who can teach upper-level electives in areas including cell biology, genetics, evolution, or course-based-undergraduate research experiences (CURES) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates may also have the opportunity to develop upper-level electives based on their area of expertise. Average teaching load is 7-8 courses per year. The successful candidate will also advise students and direct honors theses. The Wilkes Honors College is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.


The Wilkes Honors College, which opened in 1999, is a highly selective liberal arts college within a state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research, and is host to the world-renowned research institutes: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, along with FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.  In addition, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located in nearby Fort Pierce. 


The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls approximately 600 honors students and has 45 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next few years. See


Minimum Qualifications:

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in any area of the Biological Sciences. Preferred qualifications include evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, an ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members as well as a demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences. The committee will view favorably the potential for collaboration in the interdisciplinary teaching activities of the college, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a commitment to fostering diversity on the campus. The WHC is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from historically excluded minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.



Commensurate with experience.


College or Department:

Wilkes Honors College



John D. MacArthur Campus – Jupiter


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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Review of materials begins March 1, 2023. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) a cover letter describing how they plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, (2) curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) diversity statement, and (5) a copy of transcripts.

An unofficial transcript may be scanned and electronically attached to the application during the hiring process to assure that the prospective faculty member may be credentialed for the courses they are expected to teach.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

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