Lecturer in Biology

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Lecturer in Biology

The Biology Department at Lake Forest College seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach one lab section of our core course, Evolution & Ecology (BIOL 220), during the fall semester of 2021. This teaching assignment counts as one course prep with the expectation of providing four hours per week of laboratory teaching and additional office hours. This is one lab section of four, and labs are already designed. Labs are a mix of field work and computer simulation, both with a focus on experimental design. Although a PhD degree is desirable, candidates having completed a MS degree will also be considered. The course is scheduled to meet either Tuesdays or Thursdays (day to be determined) 12-3:50 PM. Fall semester at LFC extends from August 26th – December 16th. If interested and qualified, the possibility exists to teach a lab section in our core course Cell & Molecular Biology (BIOL 221) during the spring semester, 2022 (see separate job ad).

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and have one letter of recommendation sent electronically to Dr. Sean Menke, Department of Biology [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Working at Lake Forest College 

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,450 students from over 45 states and 65 countries. 

At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation.  The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

The College’s 107 acres are spread out across three campuses that are divided by wooded ravines. It is home to more than 250 species of naturalized plants and 187 bird species.
With classic 19th and 20th Century architecture, mature oak trees, and numerous green spaces, the College has been and remains a popular place to film movies.

Our students come from 47 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 78 countries.

Lake Forest professors regularly include undergraduates in their primary research and supervise independent research projects.

They receive fellowships and grants from such notable organizations as the Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Freeman Foundation, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Getty Trust, Goldsmith Foundation, and Kemper Foundation.

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