The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2024. The position is a 9-month, full-time instructional appointment with the primary responsibility of teaching multiple sections of the course, BIOL 3110L Basic Skills in the Laboratory. BIOL 3110L is an upper-level, writing-intensive, biology course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) that provides authentic research experiences to large numbers of students in a classroom setting. Students in this course participate in a research project to answer a scientific question with the potential of publishing the results.
Competitive candidates will have a proficiency in a variety of laboratory skills and techniques commonly used in biological research laboratories including, but not limited to: microvolume pipets; solution preparation; DNA production, purification, and analysis; protein expression and purification; interpreting and performing laboratory protocols; bacterial culturing; and communicating scientific information to the public. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, dynamic, and forward-thinking group of faculty engaged in undergraduate and graduate instruction. The University of Georgia is also home to the SEER Center (Scientists Engaged in Education Research) which supports collaborations among scientists and educators across campus to improve undergraduate STEM instruction. Opportunities for professional development are available.
Candidates should demonstrate potential for delivering quality instruction as evidenced by prior teaching at the undergraduate level. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach the skills and techniques using evidence-based pedagogical practices associated with experiential learning in a CURE setting at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated a clear interest and willingness to work with other faculty to improve undergraduate biology instruction across programs.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, or a related field
Application Instructions: All applicants must apply to job posting number F1836P through the University of Georgia’s online applicant tracking system located at the following address: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/349746. Applicants should submit the following materials:
-Cover letter indicating suitability for the position
-1- to 2-page teaching statement/philosophy that addresses how the candidate has incorporated experiential learning and other evidence-based teaching practices in a CURE setting, including but not limited to effective communication of science.
-Contact information for three professional references who are prepared to submit letters of recommendation.
All applications received by January 2, 2024 will receive full consideration, but the position is open until filled. Questions may be addressed to the search committee Chair, Dr. Jason O’Donnell (email@example.com) and the Director of the Division of Biological Sciences, Dr. Kristen Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the University of Georgia: Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com).
Read more about the position at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/349746.