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Instructor or Lecturer Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology

Employer
UCF Department of Biology
Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Full-time with benefits
Start date
Nov 8, 2023

Unleash Your Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

 

The Opportunity

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position anticipated to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach three in-person courses each semester, including Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology, based on the unit’s current workload policy.

We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Department of Biology is comprised of a balanced blend of research and teaching faculty who are committed to offering a diverse undergraduate curriculum. We have successfully trained thousands of undergraduate students for a range of biology careers including scientists and health care professionals. Furthermore, our broad-based curriculum provides excellent preparation for post-graduate education. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/biology/.

The Department of Biology is in the College of Sciences (COS), which houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.

UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 240 degree programs. UCF is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.   

Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree (instructor level) or Ph.D. (lecturer level) in Biology or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the start of employment, and at least two years of experience teaching in-person lecture courses in Genetics and/or Molecular Cell Biology in a college environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to teaching upper-division courses such as Evolutionary Biology and have experience using active learning strategies in large-enrollment courses.

 

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, and a list with contact information for three professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Bayer at Cynthia.Bayer@ucf.edu.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

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