Additional responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds; service
to the department, college, university, and community; training graduate and undergraduate students
emphasizing biological education research topics and approaches. Expectations also include designing
and facilitating workshops and courses on biology pedagogy.
For details about the position and
department, see niu.edu/biology/education-researcher.shtml.
Doctorate in biology, science education, (or closely related field) with a significant emphasis on
Evidence of implementation of research-based, high-quality instruction of students in biology
Excellence in teaching courses for biology majors and non-majors
Demonstrated research and publication record in biology or biological education
Potential for securing external funding
Potential for supervising research students
Ability to provide leadership with the pedagogical aspect of biology education
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple audiences
Ability to teach, mentor, and support students from diverse backgrounds
Northern Illinois University is a research university with a diverse student population of 19,000. NIU is in
DeKalb, IL, an affordable and growing community situated between the Chicago and Rockford
metropolitan areas. The university has strong connections to other regional research and education
Submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and statement of research, and
complete contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
applications begins January 6, 2017, and preference will be given to applications received by this date
although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, contact the search
committee chair Dr. Jon Miller at email@example.com. Proposed Start Date: August 14, 2017.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the
university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and
mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all
applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal
opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work
in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form