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Lecturer/Instructor of Neuroscience, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lecturer/Instructor of Neuroscience
School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for a teaching position in the discipline of neuroscience at the rank of Lecturer/Instructor.  The position involves teaching a range of courses in the school.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit .

 Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Teach 5 courses, or equivalent, in any Fall, Spring, and Summer cycle.  These may include large courses, multi-section lab courses, and small discussion sections.
  • Supervise Graduate Teaching Assistants for these courses.
  • Devise and deliver assigned courses utilizing evidence-based practices such as backward design and employing active learning strategies, maintain and improve current course materials, develop course content as needed.
  • Assist the MCB Instructional Program team in supporting students in the School of MCB by participation in academic advising, mentoring, recruitment, and other ways as needed.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in neuroscience or closely related area for Instructor.
  • PhD in neuroscience or closely related area for Lecturer.
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level in neuroscience

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching neuroanatomy at the college or university level
  • Discipline-based Education and/or Pedagogical Research experience
  • 2 years of experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Evidence of instruction that includes student-centered and inclusive practices

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.  Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally.  To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The Lecturer/Instructor position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position appointed on a 12-month service basis. For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference

The expected start date is March 16, 2022.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references by January 31, 2022.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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