Lecturer - Introductory Biology

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Lecturer - Introductory Biology
Department: Biology & Marine Biology - 32310
Vacancy Number: 16F-138
Position Number: 6283
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time lecturer to teach introductory biology courses beginning in August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in the areas of cellular/molecular biology and genetics. The successful candidate may also develop additional courses and inquiry-based learning experiences, as determined by candidate strengths and departmental needs, and be expected to take an active role in departmental service. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology at the time of appointment.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in Biology or a related field (Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment)

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in the areas of cellular/molecular biology and genetics. The successful candidate may also develop additional courses and inquiry-based learning experiences, as determined by candidate strengths and departmental needs, and be expected to take an active role in departmental service. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology at the time of appointment.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
To be considered, please complete the online application at https://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications and materials will not be accepted that are sent directly to the search committee.
For full consideration, the application MUST contain the following components:
(1) a letter of application
2) a curriculum vitae
3) a statement of teaching philosophy, accomplishments, and awards (upload as document Other A)
4) a statement that addresses how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or
academic background contributes to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment (upload as document Other B)
5) contact information for three references
6) copies of (unofficial) graduate transcripts (upload as document Other C)
MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Ms. Debbie Cronin (cronind@uncw.edu), while questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tom Lankford (lankfordt@uncw.edu). The priority consideration date is December 1st, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 12/01/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Tom Lankford