Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, Non-Tenure Track


Website Hardin-Simmons University

POSITION:  Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Holland School of Science and Mathematics / Department of Biology 

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Provost, Chief Academic Officer; Head of the Department of Biology


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX 

TARGET HIRE DATE:  As Soon As Possible

EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The Department of Biology at Hardin-Simmons University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. The candidate should have a strong background in one or more of the biomedical sciences. A successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 hours per semester, with the possibility of teaching during the summer terms for additional compensation. We seek a creative and flexible faculty member committed to excellence in student-centered, innovative undergraduate teaching. The applicant should either have documented teaching experience or be familiar with curriculum design, implementation of active learning strategies, and assessment of student learning. Courses would include both lecture and laboratory formats for biology majors, allied health majors, and to fulfill general education requirements. The successful candidate is expected to be dedicated to scholarship and demonstrate an on-going commitment to student research in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Faculty members are expected to academically advise students, to serve on departmental and university committees, to demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with colleagues inside and outside of the department, to support the missions of the biology department and Hardin-Simmons University, and to perform other duties consistent with the faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.            

Teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in Biology.

Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of student-centered teaching and assessment methods.

Maintain accurate records and documents, and submit timely reports, including but not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.

Mentor students in research in the field of expertise.

Support the lab coordinator in maintaining laboratory equipment and monitoring student workers.

Advise students in the biological sciences and provide strategies for academic success during office hours or in ad hoc appointments.

Engage in service to the university, department, and community.

Know and uphold the policies in the current faculty handbook.


There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student workers.


Masters or doctorate in science is required with an emphasis in a biomedical field such as anatomy, physiology, or cell biology.

PhD preferred. ABD candidate will be considered, but if hired and the degree has not been earned by the start of the employment period, the initial appointment will be made at the rank of Instructor and will only be converted upon the documented completion of the degree.

Excellent teaching and communication skills required.

This position is a non-tenure track 9-month appointment with the possibility of teaching additional courses during summer sessions.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt) (

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