Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology – University of South Dakota

Posted on April 19, 2024
Expires: July 02, 2024

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Institution: University of South Dakota, Biology Department

Location: Vermillion, SD

Position Start Date: August 22, 2024

Application Deadline: May 3, 2024

Position Description:

The Biology Department at the University of South Dakota invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the potential to contribute to our department’s research endeavors. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in their area of expertise and contribute to the broad curriculum offered by the department. This position may be extended to two years, based on the needs of the department and continued funding availability.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in biology, including but not limited to General Biology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Plant Biology, and related laboratory sections.
  • Engage in curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Participate in departmental activities and service.
  • Option to contribute to research in your area of expertise, with opportunities to involve undergraduate students.


  • A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • A record of research productivity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students from different backgrounds.

Application Materials:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching evaluations (if available).
  • Contact information for three references.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit your application materials electronically to The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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