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Grandview College Assistant Professor of Biology (Physiology) in Des Moines, Iowa

Assistant Professor of Biology (Physiology)

Department: Biology

Location: Des Moines, IA

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

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Ph.D. in Biological sciences with expertise in vertebrate (including human) physiology. Comparable terminal degrees with expertise in vertebrate physiology will be considered (e.g. Ph.D. in Science Education, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine). Experience in teaching undergraduate physiology and/or anatomy in a face-to-face format.


Ph.D. in Biological sciences with expertise in vertebrate (including human) physiology. Experience in teaching online formats a plus. Candidates should be laboratory-oriented and student-focused, and have demonstrated excellent teaching skills at the college level. An ability to teach nutrition and human anatomy to majors and non-majors. An interest and ability in engaging undergraduates in research. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to a team-centered biology Department.


Successful candidates will teach Human Physiology (lower division), Introduction to Nutrition (lower division), Physiology (human-focused, upper division) and other Biology courses as needed. This position is on campus, and requires the ability to teach in a face-to-face format. Academic advising. Serving on faculty committees. Provide research opportunities to Biology majors, as needed. Teach courses that serve the Core Curriculum, as needed. Engage in scholarship, as defined by the Boyer model. Successful candidates will also be expected to support ongoing and future departmental and institutional initiatives geared at enhancing the success of our student body.

Position will remain open until filled. All applications must include a letter of application to address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1 to 2 pages), a statement summarizing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page), and copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work. Two letters of recommendation must be included.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

All applicants must apply through our online application system.

Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.