Biology: Lecturer (80%)

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Job ID 14141
Location UW Eau Claire
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: The Department of Biology invites applications for a part-time (60%) instructional academic staff position in Biology to begin August 27, 2018. We are searching for a broadly-trained biologist with preference given to candidates with expertise in vertebrate field zoology and/or wildlife biology who can teach one large lecture-only course in introductory biology and one upper-level vertebrate field course per semester. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction, high impact field experiences and embrace the university’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity.

QUALIFICATIONS: At minimum a master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. ABD) in vertebrate or wildlife biology or related discipline is required from an accredited institution. Post-docs wanting more teaching experience are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would demonstrate evidence of successful teaching at both the introductory & upper level biology; evidence of teaching immersive experiential field courses; and expertise and research experience with birds, mammals &/or herps of the Upper Midwest.

DUTIES: Teach the equivalent of 12 credits each semester (one 3-hr introductory biology lecture course and one upper-level field biology/vertebrate zoology course (total of 6hrs lecture and lab) per semester in specialty and that meets departmental need) plus an additional three-credit course as assigned. The option to increase the position may exist with the additional offering of a winter and/or summer field course.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biology currently has 15 faculty, 3 instructors, lab and greenhouse/animal care managers, and approximately 700 Biology majors including Ecology and Environmental Biology Comprehensive majors. Department members are dedicated to teaching and are actively involved in research with undergraduates as demonstrated by co-authored presentations and publications. The department strongly supports high impact field immersion and research experiences.

Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories, vertebrate specimen collections, field equipment, a field class transportation vehicle, and close proximity to diverse field sites including the WDNR Putnam Park State Natural Area. Internal funds are also potentially available to support faculty/staff and student research and travel to professional meetings.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Biology: Lecturer (80%) position (Job ID # 14141) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following four items in PDF format: Letter of application, Curriculum vita, Unofficial graduate school transcript(s), names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to Paula Kleintjes Neff, Department Chair at

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 2, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 5/20/2018
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