Full-Time Lecturer - Biology, Organisms and Populations

Medford/Somerville, MA
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

BIOLOGY: Organisms and Populations

Full-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member beginning July 1st, 2017. The lecturer's responsibilities will include but not be limited to organizing and teaching the lecture portion of an introductory course (Bio 14 - Organisms and Populations) which is taught as an integrative course, highlighting the roles of evolution in the relationship between ecology and physiology (e.g. physiological ecology). Bio 14 will be taught in two lecture sections with approximately 175 students in each. In addition, the candidate will be expected to have expertise to teach courses in ecology or physiology.

A recent syllabus for Bio 14 may be found at this link: http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/courses/syllabi/014.pdf

A link to Departmental curricular offerings is: http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/courses/

Qualified candidates must have a PhD and show evidence of successful teaching or research in introductory and intermediate biology courses. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required, and the successful candidate must demonstrate experience or interest in evidence-based STEM pedagogy – especially aimed at enhancing retention of underrepresented students in introductory biology courses. If desired, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in education research projects in collaboration with the Department of Education at Tufts or potentially some other area of biological research.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/41575.

For additional information, applicants may contact Department Assistant Karin Murphy at Karin.murphy@tufts.edu

Review of applications begin April 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic, and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.


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