The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at
American University invites applications for a term faculty
appointment for Academic Year 2021-2022. The appointment is a
9-month term position, at the level of Professorial Lecturer, and
will commence August 30, 2021.
The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses (or
course equivalents, in the case of labs) each semester (fall and
spring). All faculty are expected to hold office hours and
participate in School and University activities and service.
Teaching responsibilities will include an upper-level lecture and
laboratory course in Genetics, as well as first year general
biology labs. Opportunities will be provided for course development
within the curriculum of the Biology department and for teaching
beyond these specific courses.
Candidates from demographic backgrounds traditionally
underrepresented among science faculty are particularly encouraged
Salary is competitive.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with
preference given to applicants with expertise in Genetics,
Genomics, or Cellular and Molecular Biology. The successful
candidate will be prepared to teach, advise, and mentor students
and has demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship (which
could be research and/or pedagogical).
Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit:
- A brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this
- Curriculum vitae
- 3 letters of reference uploaded directly from the referees
- A teaching portfolio, not to exceed 5 pages, including
- a teaching philosophy statement
- a diversity statement explaining how diversity fits into your
teaching and mentoring
- may include sample syllabi, exemplary activities or assessments
and/or teaching evaluations
Please contact Dr. John Bracht, Search Committee Chair, at
email@example.com if you have any questions.