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Lecturer In Biology

Vassar College
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base salary range for this position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidates work experience, education/train

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Vassar College

Lecturer In Biology

Department: Biology Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F083P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 09/15/2023

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Biology at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position of Lecturer in biology, for a biologist with a strong background in teaching introductory biology and with expertise in inclusive pedagogy in STEM. The position begins Fall 2024.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
We seek a broadly trained biologist with a keen interest in and commitment to teaching introductory biology, including laboratory and classroom instruction. The successful candidate will teach primarily at the introductory level, but will also have opportunities to participate in courses at other levels of our curriculum. The course load is 5 courses per year.

The successful candidate will have a dedicated office and access to shared teaching and research facilities and equipment ( Prior teaching experience at the introductory level is required as is a Ph.D. in biological sciences by time of appointment.

Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base salary range for this position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, departmental budgets, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

How to Apply
All applications should be submitted online at Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise statement on teaching interests and philosophy, concise statement on diversity and inclusive pedagogy, and graduate school transcript(s). Additionally, please submit at least three letters of recommendation to the above site. For guidance on candidate diversity statements, see:

Review of applications begins September 15, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.There is no guarantee that applications received after September 15 will be reviewed. Please direct questions regarding the position or application process to Nancy Pokrywka, Chair of Biology (

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:

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