Assistant Teaching Professor

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Microbiology

The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University invites applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level general microbiology course with two laboratory sections each semester. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in microbiology or a related discipline. We seek candidates with experience teaching undergraduates in a discipline within the microbiological sciences as broadly defined (bacterial, archaeal, or microbial eukaryote), and who have a strong commitment to engaging students in the classroom.

Teaching professionals are vital members of the Wake Forest academic community and are essential to fulfilling the core teaching and service missions of the College. This is a permanent but non-tenurable, full-time position with an initial two-year contract. Promotion to ranks with longer-term appointments is possible. All faculty, including Teaching Professors, serve as academic advisers and on departmental or university committees and receive support for continuing professional development.

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Students working in the state-of-the-art microscopy teaching lab.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020. They will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, they should be submitted by November 15, 2020. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document that includes a cover letter describing your motivation to become part of our teaching community, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (including approaches to laboratory instruction), statement of how you will promote diversity and inclusion within our community, and contact information for three professional referees. If access to the internet is a challenge, a paper copy of the application can be mailed to Department of Biology, Box 7325, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) will be requested for selected candidates after initial review. Submit online applications (preferred) online using Address questions about the position to Address inquiries about the application process and document submission to

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

arial view of campusAdditional information: Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (roughly 5,300 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 3,200 graduate students in the school of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The Department of Biology awards both BA and BS degrees and, in partnership with the Department of Chemistry, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) major. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Guide to America’s Best Colleges and Universities, and is ranked as 9th best undergraduate Biology major in the US by College Factual. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to For more information about the department, go to

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. Ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national survey, Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean.