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Biology Lecturer

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY seeks a Lecturer to join a supportive faculty that is dedicated to the success of all its members and the students it serves. The selected applicant will begin their appointment in January or August of 2022. They will be appointed to a full time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position for an initial two-year period that has the potential for renewal and for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years.

The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include lecturing in introductory-level courses and coordinating and teaching in an upper division laboratory course. Additional responsibilities may include advising students, University/College/Department-level service, and training graduate teaching assistants.

The College and Department is committed to promoting the candidate’s success in teaching and their continued professional growth and development. Their teaching in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories will be supported by pedagogical and technological expertise in our Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Their continued training in science pedagogy will be supported and nurtured by an established, supportive group of full-time faculty focused on teaching and learning. And their growth as a scientist will be encouraged by opportunities to mentor undergraduates in research and to expand their teaching to courses appropriate to their professional qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in a biological science. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) in a biological science. Post-doctoral experience using student-centered teaching to promote engagement and inclusion in large undergraduate biology courses. Familiarity with a web-based learning management system (e.g., Canvas).

Minimum Basic Qualifications: The completion of a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in a biological science. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.).

Applications should include the following:

· Cover Letter

· Curriculum Vitae

· Statement of Teaching – In no more than two pages, describe your philosophy, experience, and proposal for university-level teaching. (Upload as Specific Request 1)

· Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Provide a one-page description of teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity.

See the UK A&S Diversity and Inclusion website for more information (https://www.as.uky.edu/diversity). (Upload as Specific Request 2)

· Teaching Evaluations – Provide your most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available) if you have teaching experience. (Upload as Specific Request 3)

· Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by August 31, 2021 will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Pete Mirabito, Associate Chair of Biology: 716-405-0603, pmmira00@uky.edu.

 The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

 The University of Kentucky is in Lexington, a warm, energetic, and family-friendly mid-size city located in the heart of the Blue Grass, an increasingly diverse geographical region within easy reach of larger cultural centers and natural recreation areas. We look forward to reading how your vision for teaching and learning can contribute to the growth and development of our department.

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