Lecturer - Genetics - (ADJ000392)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin September 01, 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for (1) the Genetics lab course (F/S semesters): give weekly lectures, oversee the teaching assistants, direct curriculum & assessment, and manage the teaching laboratories (2) one section of General Biology (F:1310 / S1320): give all lectures, direct curriculum and assessment, coordinate with the instructor for the second section, ensure compliance with statewide core curriculum requirements. Both courses will be taught online in the Fall 2020 semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline.

Successful candidates will demonstrate broad training, skills in contemporary pedagogy, a strong interest in teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, and a willingness to contribute to the development of student success initiatives and undergraduate programs in the biological sciences. Extensive classroom teaching experience and experience in writing instruction are required. Since these courses will be taught online in the fall, formal training in online instruction is highly desirable. To apply, candidates should prepare a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution, as well as a Hispanic -Serving Institution (HSI). We are also an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. The Department of Biology and Biochemistry is a vibrant unit of 44 tenured/tenure-track and 10 instructional faculty serving roughly 2,500 majors and an equal number of non-majors. As the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant city in which to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, and is considered the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences
  • Extensive experience with Drosophila genetics
  • Experience with both classroom and formal laboratory instruction
  • Excellent written, oral, and visual communications skills

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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