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The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for three non-tenure-track teaching focused faculty positions beginning Fall, 2024. We seek candidates who have the expertise to teach in our Introductory Biology courses, or sophomore-level Genetics, or sophomore-level Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, or a combination of these courses. The positions are minimum nine-month appointments with options available for summer teaching. These non-tenure track positions are renewable one-year contracts with renewal pending successful evaluations. Opportunities for promotion to senior lecturer will be available after five years.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, a representative sample of recent teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The addition of an equity and inclusion statement describing how past and/or planned contributions to teaching, research, and/or service will serve to advance the mission of the College of Sciences and Mathematics in creating an inclusive environment is highly desirable.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome the application of candidates belonging to groups historically excluded in STEM fields as well as international scientists. The department has 37 faculty which includes 6 teaching-focused lecturers/senior lecturers, multiple laboratory coordinators, and over 100 graduate students. Graduate programs include Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs in biological sciences, a Master non-thesis pre-professional program, and a graduate certificate in Computational Biology. More information about the department is at:

Applicants will benefit from existing resources at Auburn University such as the Biggio Center for Teaching and Learning ( ) and in-class undergraduate teaching support such as Supplemental Instruction ( Additionally, the College of Sciences and Mathematics has a community of discipline-based educational research ( DBER ) faculty that represents researchers focused on education in biology, physics, math, chemistry, and geosciences.

Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2023 enrollment of about 33,000 students includes 26,900 undergraduates and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,443 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For more information, please visit: . Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual-career services: .

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and high quality regional medical centers.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a doctorate in a related discipline at the time appointment begins and demonstrable teaching experience. The candidates selected for the positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of appointment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a strong record of exemplary teaching at the undergraduate level as well as experience using evidence-based teaching practices. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024, and will continue until suitable applicants are found.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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