2 Full-time Biology Lecturers-University of Georgia

The Department of Plant Biology and the Division of Biological Sciences at The University of Georgia invite applications for two full-time LECTURER positions in Introductory Biology. Successful applicants must be able to begin teaching the first week of August 2017. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is required. Responsibilities include instruction of three large-enrollment sections of introductory biology for science majors each semester, focusing either on cellular/molecular biology or organismal biology/biodiversity (a two-semester introductory sequence). All levels of biological organization and fundamental themes of biology are addressed in this sequence. The successful candidates will join a vibrant, dynamic, and forward thinking group of faculty engaged in undergraduate biology instruction across life science departments, including several faculty who specialize in biology education research. The University of Georgia is also home to the SEER Center (Scientists Engaged in Education Research), which supports collaborations among scientists and educators across campus to improve undergraduate STEM instruction.

Please submit applications online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1860. Applications, as a single PDF file, should include a cover letter, CV, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should address how the applicant incorporates the National Academy/AAAS “Vision and Change” core concepts and competencies in their teaching. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three references who will receive an online link for submitting letters. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries and questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Lisa Donovan (pbio-depthead@uga.edu).

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life and both outdoor and urban activities (http://exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).