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Instructor Faculty Positions (3) - Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for three faculty positions at the rank of instructor. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring and service. For these positions, we are seeking candidates able to teach introductory and advanced lecture courses on topics including genetics, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, cell biology, neurobiology, ecology and evolution. We are also seeking candidates able to teach and supervise multiple sections of innovative introductory laboratory classes using a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) format. Instructors teach two course-equivalents per semester, perform pre-major and major advising for undergraduates, and serve on Biology Department committees. 

More detailed information regarding the Department may be found on our website, Case Western Reserve University is located in the University Circle cultural district of Cleveland, Ohio, home of the nationally top-ranked Cleveland Clinic, internationally famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Within a five-mile radius from CWRU are the nation's second largest theater district, several professional sports teams, a wide range of musical, artistic, and culinary venues, recreational opportunities, and numerous diverse communities in which to live.


Minimum requirements are PhD degree and prior experience as sole instructor of college lecture and/or laboratory courses. 

Application Instructions 

A letter of application, CV, diversity statement, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, class evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference should be submitted to by May 8th, 2023. The diversity statement should address either (a) how the candidate’s teaching or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning, or (b) how the candidate values diversity, equity, and inclusion within their discipline and how their own work might contribute to structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Other correspondence may be sent to Dr. Michael Benard at

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.