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Instructor of Anatomy & Physiology

Closes: Open Until Filled Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University ( is seeking a full-time non-tenured track instructor beginning August 2023 to extend through May 2024, with annual renewal possible.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate coursework in Anatomy and Physiology and may involve introductory biology coursework. A successful candidate should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field with at least 8 graduate credits in the focused area. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.

The successful candidate will be a strongly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a firm commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of successful teaching at a college or university is preferred.  

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Eden Effert-Fanta, Chair of the Search Committee. Application materials must be submitted as separate files using Interfolio.  Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Eden Effert-Fanta, Chair of the Search Committee, at 

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022. 

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University ( has a diverse faculty with strong expertise in organismal, environmental, and molecular biology.  The Department includes 16 tenure track faculty, 5 instructors and 4 support professionals, along with ~350 biology majors, many of whom are majoring in our Environmental Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science or Teacher Certification programs.  Our graduate program includes ~60 students across our research and non-research (including online) Masters programs. The department is research-focused, with student training and presentations being an integral component of our program.  

The University and Community

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

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