Tempe, Arizona
Feb 24, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer position with an anticipated start date August 2021. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.

The position will support The Center for Evolution and Medicine’s transdisciplinary educational program. This program advances the Center’s Precision Medicine 2.0 mission and provides innovative educational opportunities at the leading edge of biomedical research (http://evmed.asu.edu/research) for all trainees. We value equity and inclusion in the development and implementation of our programs.

We seek applicants committed to outstanding teaching and in particular online teaching and effective program development and administration. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching evolutionary medicine and must possess a record of teaching classes in a variety of environments including in-person classroom, laboratory instruction, hybrid, and online formats. The candidate will be responsible for the continued success of the Center’s online curriculum and innovative certificate program in Evolutionary Medicine as well. The Center’s teaching obligations include teaching 4 courses in evolutionary medicine each semester, in addition to course development and/or course format migration according to department needs. Experience with developing and teaching MOOCs is preferred. Course topics rotate each term, and include: ASM/BIO 403 ASM 503/BIO 510 Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health ; ASB 498/BIO 498 Research Design in Evolutionary Medicine; ASB/BIO 408; ASB/BIO 507 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine; ASB/BIO 250 Intro to Evolutionary Medicine; ASB/BIO 494/598 Maternal and Child Health; Evolutionary Medicine: Microbes, Medicine, and Humanity's Quest for Survival.

The position’s program development duties include managing the weekly Center for Evolution and Medicine seminar, student admissions and advising, program planning, curriculum development, and engagement with scholarship of online teaching and learning. Priority given to applicants with experience in active learning in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to liaise with academic partners, faculty, administrators, EdPlus, MOOC contacts, and the larger education community outside of ASU.

The Center of Evolution and Medicine is part of an ASU presidential initiative to advance the field of evolutionary medicine. ASU is an institution that rewards transdisciplinary programs and innovation. The Center for Evolution and Medicine currently includes faculty members from the School of Life Sciences, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

The School of Life Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of students, staff, and faculty members who are committed to transforming science education and research by making learning more accessible, inclusive, and impactful. The School of Life Sciences is embedded within the larger community at ASU, a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, rethinking university education, and integrating excellence in research and teaching. The university has been ranked #1 for innovation by the US News & World Report for the past six years.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Life Sciences have to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty and sols.asu.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree or an MD by the time of appointment

• Record of scholarship and instruction in evolutionary medicine, or related fields (e.g., Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Psychology), that addresses questions about evolution and human health

• Minimum 5 years teaching experience in higher education and a minimum 2-3 years curriculum/course development experience

• Demonstrated experience teaching in an online and in-person environments – specifically in evolutionary medicine

• Demonstrated experience with learning management systems and other technical tools associated with instruction

Desired Qualifications:

• Postdoctoral experience

• Publications in refereed journals

• Demonstrated experience with program and curriculum management

• Proven track record of developing and implementing courses

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring

• Experience working in a transdisciplinary environment

• Demonstrated success of inclusive education and meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

To apply, click HERE to electronically submit the required application materials. Materials shall include: (1) a cover letter explaining why this position is a good fit for you, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, (3) three representative publications, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience (5) a statement addressing how your contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (6) contact information (name, email and telephone number) for three references. Only electronic applications will be considered.

The application deadline is April 9, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed. For additional information, please feel free to contact Ken Buetow ([email protected]).

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

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