The Department of Biology at Millikin University invites applications for a non-tenure track Instructor or Lecturer of Biology with duties in teaching and coordination of laboratories, to commence on August 1, 2021.

A Master’s degree in Biology or a related discipline conferred before August 2021 is required for this position. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. This position carries a teaching load of 15 credit hours per year. The position also involves coordination of laboratories. In this capacity, the Instructor will prepare laboratory materials in advance of laboratory activities for other faculty in the Department of Biology, oversee inventory of supplies, supervise student workers, and manage hazardous waste storage and disposal.  Expected courses for this position will include courses that meet the university natural science with a lab general education requirement for non-majors, and could include microbiology courses for Nursing majors, and introductory laboratory courses for Biology majors.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation  Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Millikin’s Department of Biology offers majors in Biology, Biology:Allied-Health, Biology: Molecular & Cellular, Biology education (secondary certification), as well as dual-degree partnerships in Bioengineering. The Department has approximately 110 students majoring across our offerings. The Department teaches many courses in support of the University's general education program. Information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at the website:  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching dossier or equivalent documentation that outlines their teaching experience and effectiveness, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent. Application review will begin February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Travis Wilcoxen at  Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.