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Lecturer in Genetics

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 13, 2023

Position Summary

The Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position starting August 1, 2024. The position is a 9-month, full-time instructional appointment with the primary responsibility of teaching three sections of a mid-level genetics and molecular biology course required for Life Science majors.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, dynamic, and forward-thinking group of faculty engaged in graduate and undergraduate instruction whose research examines molecular, developmental, and evolutionary genetics topics, as well as bioinformatics and biology education. The University of Georgia is also home to the SEER Center (Scientists Engaged in Education Research), which supports collaborations among scientists and educators across campus to improve undergraduate STEM instruction. Opportunities for professional development are available.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for the position, candidates should submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter indicating suitability for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1 to 2-page teaching statement/philosophy that addresses how the applicant incorporates the National Academy/ AAAS “Vision and Change” core concepts and competencies into their teaching.
  • UGA enrolls undergraduate and graduate students from highly varied backgrounds and with a wide range of prior experiences. Provide a 1-page statement describing how the candidate will connect with, teach, mentor, and help train this range of students in the classroom and laboratory settings. In application, upload this file as “Document #1”
  • Contact information for three professional referees who are prepared to submit letters of recommendation.
Applications received by January 12th, 2024 will receive full consideration. Questions may be addressed to the search committee Chair, Dr. Norris Armstrong ( ), and the Head of Genetics, Dr. Michael L Arnold ( ).

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Lecturer in Genetics



About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The campus is an hour’s driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should hold a PhD/terminal degree in genetics, cell, molecular biology, or a related field.

Additional Requirements

At least one year of teaching experience.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Competitive applicants should have a demonstrated interest in developing and teaching genetics courses, a commitment to evidence-based pedagogy, and demonstrate an ability to teach fundamental concepts in Mendelian and molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, bioinformatics, and epigenetics. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and versatility in genetics instruction that supports learning in all student populations.

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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .


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  3. Other Documents #1
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
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