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Lecturer, Biology

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 24, 2023

Job Details

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Salve Regina University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Biology with a start date of September 1, 2024. The teaching load for this position is 30 contact hours per academic year. The primary teaching responsibilities will be laboratories (lab and field experiences) for the first-year biology curriculum (approximately four, 2-hour sections per semester). Biology 1 is offered in the fall semester and provides an introduction to cell biology, genetics, and physiology. Biology 2 is offered in the spring semester and provides an introduction to ecology and evolution. The successful candidate will also teach additional courses based on their expertise and departmental needs. The department offers a range of courses each semester covering topics spanning cell biology, molecular biology, human biology, and ecology.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the faculty members teaching the lecture sections of Biology 1 & 2 and the Laboratory Coordinator to ensure a consistent, robust laboratory experience for all students in the course.

We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching with a focus on hands-on learning. Salve Regina University has state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and access to specialized equipment including those to support studies in cell biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Our coastal campus provides a living laboratory that can be leveraged in courses to inspire a passion for biology. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity-minded teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, emphasizes experiential learning, and integrates the university's Mercy mission. Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend departmental meetings and participate in departmental initiatives such as curricular revisions and strategies for outreach and recruitment (e.g., social media presence, virtual and on-campus events).

  • The successful candidate must have minimally earned an MS degree in a related area of biology (or other relevant terminal degree) by the time of hire.
  • A Ph.D. or other terminal degree and teaching experience are preferred but not mandatory.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), and contact information for 3 professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited after an initial screening of candidates. Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching and leadership might serve to support the University's mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )

Completed application submitted by December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled.



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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