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Faculty Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Biology (Cell/Molecular Biology)

Employer
Utah Valley University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Biology (Cell/Molecular Biology)

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for a permanent lecturer position to begin in January or August 2022. We seek an outstanding candidate with a background in molecular and cellular biology, with knowledge of the theory and practice of biotechnology and the research methods of these fields. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective undergraduate teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies. Teaching responsibilities for this position include: 15 credit hours per semester of upper division Cell Biology Lab, introductory-level Biotechnology Lab/Lecture, and other courses as needed by the department, including Microbiology for health professionals and Introductory Biology. As UVU's primary mission is undergraduate education, applicants with experience and interest in teaching undergraduate labs and lectures are especially encouraged to apply. UVU is committed to preparing all students for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. We value and promote collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the community. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs of populations who are underserved as well as students with varying levels of academic preparation. As such, we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who are eager to help construct and maintain a culture of inclusion within biology education and research, and who act with a resolute commitment to eliminate barriers to college access, success, and completion. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access employer. Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah with over 40,000 undergraduate students, and one of a few in the US offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. As an open-enrollment institution, UVU serves a diverse population that includes many working, non-traditional (24+ years old), and first-generation students. UVU is in Orem, Utah, at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate or master’s degree in biotechnology, molecular, or cellular biology or related biological discipline.
  • Evidence of experience teaching cell, molecular, and/or biotech courses to undergraduate students.
  • ABD applications will be considered if degree verification is received one month before hire date.
  • Willingness to teach undergraduates full-time in both lecturer and laboratory settings.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience and/or training in inclusive teaching practices
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Biotechnology (including Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and/or Microbiology) and the research methods of these fields.
  • A record of incorporating evidence-based pedagogy, such as active-learning techniques, and innovative use of instructional technology in the classroom.
  • A record of effective verbal and written communication, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • A willingness to engage in professional development and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university’s mission and values.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of active learning pedagogies and an established record of incorporation of those techniques in the classroom. Expertise in biotechnology, molecular and cell biology, or related field. Experience in microbiology, biochemistry, and/or mammalian cell culture techniques preferred.
  • Experience or strategies for teaching at open-enrollment institutions.


Physical Requirements:
Frequent standing, sitting, and walking; continuous ability to see, hear, and speak; Able to lift up to 10 pounds; frequent fine hand manipulation as associated with the use of a computer.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC19021
Open Date: 10/15/2021
Review Start Date: 11/15/2021
Close Date: 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:
  • Reference letters are not required. Instead please provide a list of 3-5 references who may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a verbal exchange and/or a letter of recommendation.
  • Must include a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement uploaded as “Other document #1”. The statement should describe the candidate’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, their understanding of these topics, and specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UVU.
  • Required Teaching Philosophy is encouraged to include evidence for teaching effectiveness based on your philosophy.





To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25153

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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