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Biology, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 26, 2023

Job Details

Position Overview:

Lecturers provide quality learning experiences for students. Lecturers perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning. Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, colleges, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. The department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, lecturer who is committed to excellence in teaching. Duties will include coordinating multi-section laboratories for two introductory Biology courses, teaching General Biology for non-majors and majors, and service to the department, college, and university appropriate to rank and appointment.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments and the School of Engineering. The College serves more than 3,000 undergraduate students in 29 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Mathematical Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at .

Experience/Education Required

An earned Master’s degree in Biology or related field awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Demonstrable oral and written communication skills required.

Experience/Education Preferred

Experience teaching Biology and related courses at the undergraduate level. Experience in coordinating laboratories for 1000-level Biology courses.


A working knowledge of PCR and gel electrophoresis. Experience in caring for living organisms, particularly in a laboratory setting. Experience in coordinating teaching and laboratory set up for Biology courses. Computer skills, including MS Office and D2L, Blackboard, or similar learning management system. Ability to organize weekly laboratory set up and maintain an annual schedule for ordering materials and supplies. Coordinate with graduate students and faculty who teach the laboratories. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. Reports to the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


 University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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