Lecturer - College of Science and Mathematics/Department of Biology

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Lecturer—Search # 67634
College of Science and Mathematics/Department of Biology


The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer. This position is located on the Armstrong campus, located in Savannah, GA., but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Biology offers a comprehensive biology program leading to B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees. The department also provides several core curriculum and foundation classes for other majors. This position will contribute student-centered classroom and broad-based laboratory instruction to our students. The Department of Biology teaches introductory majors' and non-majors' courses as well as support courses for the Health Sciences.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department chair, the Lecturer requires teaching multiple courses per semester, which may include introductory biology courses for majors (Principles of Biology I and II) and for non-majors (Environmental Biology). Opportunities may also exist to teach upper-division electives in the Lecturer's area of expertise. Implementing student-centered pedagogies that promote active-learning and development of online courses for the science core will be expected. In addition, service commitments and other duties as specified by the Department Chair can be expected. Lecturer appointments are renewable one year appointments based upon performance. After six consecutive years of service, lecturers who have demonstrated superior teaching and extraordinary value to the institution are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Lecturer appointments are non-tenure track, academic (10 month) positions, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master's in Biology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in the Biological Sciences, by May 31, 2019
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching
  • Ability to teach undergraduate biology lectures and laboratories
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Effective communication skills in spoken and written English
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Biology, or a closely related field, by May 31, 2019
  • A minimum of 1 year of college/university teaching
  • Experience implementing student-centered pedagogies that promote an active learning environment
  • Experience teaching online courses

    Screening of applications begins November 26, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in the file name). Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Jennifer Brofft Bailey, Search Chair, Search #67634
    Georgia Southern University/Armstrong campus
    Electronic mail: [email protected]

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/biology/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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