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Lecturers - Biological Sciences

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
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Clemson University: College of Science: Biological Sciences
Lecturers - Biological Sciences

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is seeking two full-time, 9-month Lecturers in Biological Sciences to begin August 15, 2021. We seek candidates who will contribute innovative teaching and student-centered learning in our B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences and online M.S. in Biological Sciences for Science Educators.

Teaching responsibilities will include: 1. undergraduate lecture and lab courses, specifically introductory biology and possibly physiology, evolution, cell biology, microbiology, or other courses within the candidate's area of expertise, and may include 2. online M.S. courses, such as ecology, evolution, scientific writing, animal or plant biology, microbiology, cell biology, or teaching pedagogy-experimental design and analysis. There are summer salary opportunities available for teaching on-campus, online, and study abroad.

The Department supports faculty development at all ranks, and promotion through instructional ranks is expected for these renewable, non-tenure track positions. Salary level will be commensurate with education and experience, and a benefits package is included.

Department Description
The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; and environmental toxicology to advance the University's discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department, located within the College of Science, is home to 50-plus full-time faculty, including 16 lecturers, supporting research and degree programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Environmental Toxicology. The department's student population includes ca. 70 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology and 200 in the online M.S. program in Biological Sciences for Science Educators. There are 1650-plus undergraduate students in B.A. and B.S. degree programs in Biological Sciences and Microbiology.

For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University, visit the Department's website at


Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related discipline or hold a M.S. and have significant university-level teaching experience in biological sciences at the time of appointment. Ideal candidates at either level will have demonstrated successful experience teaching university-level biology lecture and laboratory courses and have a strong interest in online teaching


Applicants should submit the following items through Interfolio at (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, (4) course evaluations or other evidence of past teaching performance, (5) statement describing teaching strategies currently used or planned to use to foster diversity and inclusion, and (6) names and contact information for three professional references.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Yanzhang (Charlie) Wei, chair of the search committee ([email protected]).

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 15, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.

*Note: References will not be contacted until the final stages of the interview process.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.



Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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