One-Year Visiting Lecturer of Biology

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Requisition Number FAC - 201000000275
Job Title One-Year Visiting Lecturer of Biology
Job Description
As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 4,000 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System's downtown campus, began instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT Dallas, please visit our website at

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer of Biology, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to participate in continued development of the UNT Dallas Biology Department, which offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology. This new faculty member will also provide leadership in developing curricula and experiential learning opportunities, with internships in multiple Biology sectors and service-learning throughout the community.

We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD's Biology Department through program development, student recruitment, and community outreach. We seek an experienced leader and Biology generalist who can contribute to the Biology program by teaching a range of biology and health-related bioscience courses, such as anatomy & physiology, microbiology, virology, and pathobiology. This new faculty member will be responsible for advising student organizations, developing online courses, and building collaborative relationships with area agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private sector entities.

Expectations for Lecturers at UNTD include excellent teaching, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, and committee leadership.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or other closely related field.
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Experience in teaching a range of biology and health-related bioscience courses, such as anatomy & physiology, microbiology, virology, and pathobiology.
  • Experience in developing collaborative partnerships in Biology sectors.
  • Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program.
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in community service.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and team-building communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
  • Experience in curriculum development and developing interdisciplinary degree programs.
  • Experience in building and supervising student organizations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning in curricular and co-curricular settings.
  • Experience in promoting and marketing academic programs in the Biology sector.
  • Academic experience working with a culturally diverse population.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

As required to meet academic schedule.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists may be required to present a teaching demonstration.

For additional information visit or contact Ms. Michelle Baptiste at [email protected], or by calling 972-338-1501. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Glenda Balas, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 972-338-1526 or [email protected] Dr. Aubrey Frantz, Program Coordinator for Biology, can address questions related specifically to the Biology Department. She can be reached at [email protected]

For best consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2018.
Position will remain open until filled.
Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of North Texas at Dallas is an AA/ADA/EOE

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Undergraduate Transcript
  4. References
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Posted: 5/23/2019
Application Due: 7/22/2019
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