Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Morningside University seeks a faculty member for its Biology program as a one-year visiting Assistant Professor. The position emphasizes the teaching of general Biology courses in a highly student-centered environment. This position is a nine-month appointment beginning August 12, 2024.

Candidates with a PhD in Biology or a closely related field are preferred, a Masters in Biology or a closely related discipline is required. ABD may also be considered. The teaching load is 24 credits per year. Candidates will be expected to teach freshman-level general Biology courses, as well as other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, according to departmental need; preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach courses in Environmental Biology. Ideal candidates will have an active scholarly agenda that may include collaborating with students.

Morningside is a private university located in Sioux City, Iowa, that serves approximately 2,300 students from almost all 50 states and more than 30 countries. It was established in 1894 by The United Methodist Church, an affiliation it continues to maintain, and Dr. Albert Mosley serves as its 13th president. The main campus comprises 69 acres nestled in a serene, park-like setting in the heart of Iowa’s fourth largest city. Lags Farm and Sioux Gateway Airport are both nearby extensions of the campus that serve the School of Agriculture and Aviation.

Morningside’s largest undergraduate programs are education, nursing, and business, and the Sharon Walker School of Education and Nylen School of Nursing both offer well-established online post-baccalaureate and graduate program options for nontraditional and graduate students. A strong commitment to experiential learning has enabled Morningside University to maintain a remarkable 99% job and graduate school placement rate for its undergraduate graduates over the past decade.

Morningside University is home to the Mustangs Athletic Department, which fields 28 varsity sports and is a proud member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Residential undergraduate students may also enjoy more than 50 student-led clubs and organizations or choose to get involved with the School of Visual and Performing Arts regardless of their major. Learn more about Morningside University at

Review of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Applications received by April 15, 2024 will receive full consideration. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Successful completion of a background check and education verification are required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, creed, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, or other characteristics protected by state and federal law. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources at

Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering Biology Search in the subject line and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be submitted electronically to the “facultysearch” email address provided above. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Randy Campbell, Department Head for Natural and Mathematical Sciences, at: