Botany Instructor, University of Illinois Springfield

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The Department of Biology at the University of Illinois Springfield has an opening beginning August 2014 for a Botany Instructor. Requirements include a minimum of MS, Ph.D. preferred, in Botany or closely related field in the Plant Sciences. The position will require teaching a junior-level course in Botany with labs, a non-majors biology course, and electives in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Normal teaching load is three 4 credit hour courses per semester or a lecture plus three labs. College teaching experience is desirable, and dedication to teaching is essential. The position will also have a service expectation.  The position is full time and renewable depending on performance.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum MS in Botany or closely related field, Ph.D. preferred.  Prior evidence of excellence in teaching is desirable. 

DEPARTMENT: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois.  The UIS campus serves approximately 5,100 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs.  The academic curricula of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities for experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues.  The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced learning environment.  Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students.  Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning.  UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals working in service to society. To learn more, visit the university web page at, the department website at and the website of our associated field station at

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.  Submit electronic copies (pdf format) of letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses you are qualified to teach, and names and contact information (name, address, phone, email) of three references to Patti Young () or by mail to:  Botany Search, Dr. Amy McEuen, Department of Biology, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS HSB 223, Springfield, IL 62703-5407.  Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 1, 2013UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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