Lecturer -- Biological Sciences

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lecturer -- Biological Sciences

Position Number: F00230P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Science
Unit: Biological Sciences
Contact Person: Malcolm Frisbie
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers Bachelors and Masters degrees and research opportunities across the world of biology, and is located in the College of Science. The Department of Biological Sciences offers three separate undergraduate BS degrees in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Wildlife Management, and the MS degree in Biology. We have over 500 undergraduates majoring in one of our many concentrations within our majors, including Aquatic Biology; Biology Teaching, Biodiversity and Conservation; and General Biology within the Biology degree and Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Optometry, and Biomedical Research within the Biomedical Sciences degree. Approximately 40 MS graduate students are in our thesis and non-thesis tracks. We also support non-thesis students in the Bioinformatics program. Please see the Department of Biological Sciences webpage at biology.eku.edu.

Position Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an annually renewable full-time Lecturer. Teaching would primarily be in person in classroom and lab settings for courses in biological sciences for majors and non-majors. Areas of need for teaching include courses in anatomy & physiology, clinical microbiology, and introductory biology. Other teaching opportunities may exist depending on the candidate's interest/expertise and the department's needs. Teaching assignment is 15 hours per semester. Review of applicants will begin on March 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins on August 15, 2021. Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair (David.Brown@eku.edu).

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Biology or a related field from a NECHE, MSCHE, HLC, NWCCU, SACSCOC, WSCUC, or ACCJC accredited or internationally recognized institution and experience developing and delivering classroom instruction in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications:
A doctoral degree in Biology or a related field is preferred.

Posting Number: F00230P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 02/15/2021
Application Review Date: 03/15/2021
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/15903