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Lecturer, Genetics

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

TITLE: Lecturer, Genetics
DEPARTMENT: Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salaried)
STATUS: Full Time, Non-Tenure Track
Open Until Filled: Yes


The Dominican University Department of Biological Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer beginning fall 2023.  Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in genetics, general biology, and upper-level biology courses; advising undergraduate students within the department; and participation in University or College Committees. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the University’s Core Curriculum, and uphold the mission and values of the University. 


As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All lecturers are expected to participate in university life and governance, as well as continuing professional development.



Required qualifications:  A Masters or Ph.D. degree in Genetics or a related field and teaching experience are required at the time of appointment.


Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.


About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and a list of 3 references.  In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Deadline for full consideration:


Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this lecturer position may be sent to [email protected] (Chair: Dr. Christopher Anderson).

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