Lecturer in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia invites applications for a nine-month appointment as LECTURER in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. This is a non-tenure track faculty position with the expectation of annual renewal. Successful applicants must be able to begin teaching the first week of August 2018. A Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or similar) is required. Responsibilities include instruction of three sections of a one-semester Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology service course each semester. This course aims to build understanding of protein structure and function and metabolism among science and engineering students who are not biochemistry majors, including many pre-health professional students. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, dynamic, and forward-thinking group of faculty engaged in teaching this course and in offering progressive undergraduate and graduate instruction across life science departments, including several faculty who specialize in biology education research. 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 investigate and improve undergraduate STEM instruction. Please submit applications online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3074. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and a teaching statement.The teaching statement should be uploaded to the Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy section of the application. The teaching statement should address how the applicant incorporates the National Academy/AAAS "Vision and Change" core concepts and competencies in their teaching (http://visionandchange.org/). Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three references who will receive an online link for submitting letters. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries and questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Erin Dolan (eldolan@uga.edu). Georgia is well known for its quality of life and both outdoor and urban activities (http://exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college's goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 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 (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or similar) is required

Preferred Qualifications:


Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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