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The Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position starting August 1, 2024. The position is a 9-month, full-time instructional appointment with the primary responsibility of teaching three sections of a mid-level genetics and molecular biology course required for Life Science majors.

Candidates should hold a PhD/terminal degree in genetics, cell, molecular biology, or a related field and have at least one year of teaching experience.

Competitive applicants should have a demonstrated interest in developing and teaching genetics courses, a commitment to evidence-based pedagogy, and demonstrate an ability to teach fundamental concepts in Mendelian and molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, bioinformatics, and epigenetics. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and versatility in genetics instruction that supports learning in all student populations.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, dynamic, and forward-thinking group of faculty engaged in graduate and undergraduate instruction whose research examines molecular, developmental, and evolutionary genetics topics, as well as bioinformatics and biology education. 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.

To apply for the position, candidates should submit the following materials to

  • Cover letter indicating suitability for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1 to 2-page teaching statement/philosophy that addresses how the applicant incorporates the National Academy/AAAS “Vision and Change” core concepts and competencies into their teaching.
  • UGA enrolls undergraduate and graduate students from highly varied backgrounds and with a wide range of prior experiences. Provide a 1-page statement describing how the candidate will connect with, teach, mentor, and help train this range of students in the classroom and laboratory settings.
  • Contact information for three professional referees who are prepared to submit letters of recommendation.

Applications received by January 12th, 2024 will receive full consideration. Questions may be addressed to the search committee Chair, Dr. Norris Armstrong (, and the Head of Genetics, Dr. Michael L Arnold (

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The campus is an hour’s driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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