Faculty Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Biology (Cell/Molecular
: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- 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.
- 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
- A willingness to engage in professional development and
collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the
university’s mission and values.
- 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
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.
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.
Review Start Date:
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
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.
- 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.