Assistant Professor of Biology

Nebraska Wesleyan University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology who will specialize in Anatomy and Physiology.  This is a full-time, fixed-term (non-tenure-track) faculty position with annual renewal to begin Fall 2020.  Benefits include a comprehensive package with health, vision and dental insurance, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents among other benefits. Final rank and salary upon hire will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education. 

At Nebraska Wesleyan University we teach in the tradition of the liberal arts, educating approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln and Omaha. We have earned a national reputation for placing students in top graduate and professional school programs. The University’s steadfast commitment to put learning into action through internships, study abroad, service learning and collaborative research continues to yield tremendous outcomes for students and alumni.


Faculty responsibilities include teaching twelve credit hours per term, fall and spring semesters. Teaching assignments will be primarily in Anatomy and Physiology and include both lecture and lab courses. Student support through coordination with tutors and teaching assistants from the Cooper Center for Academic Resources is strongly encouraged. This position entails shared responsibility for obtaining and caring for cadavers. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in advising and student recruitment activities, to attend department and faculty meetings, and to serve the institution through committee work. Opportunities to teach other courses in the department and to supervise undergraduate research are available.



  • A terminal degree in Biology or related field, or minimum requirement of a Master’s degree in Biology or Anatomy and/or Physiology
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and innovative teaching skills
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement activities
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students


  • A PhD in Biology or related field is preferred
  • Familiarity with Canvas course technology or similar LMS software
  • Experience teaching anatomy and/or physiology at the college level
  • Experience with human cadaveric and animal specimen dissection
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Experience in engaging undergraduate students in research
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, please send letter of application addressing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, diversity statement, the names of three professional references and unofficial transcripts to the following URL:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.