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Lecturer in Biology

Employer
Tufts University
Location
Medford, MA
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
Corporate
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Full-time Lecturer in Biology The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a full-time
faculty member beginning September 1, 2022. The lecturer's
responsibilities will include but not be limited to organizing and
teaching the lecture portion of an introductory course (Bio 14 -
Organisms and Populations, usual enrollment ~380 students) which is
taught as an integrative course, highlighting linkages between
evolution, ecology, and physiology. In addition, the successful
applicant will teach a course in biostatistics (Biology 132) and
either ecology (Biology 142) or a portion of an ecology laboratory
course (Bio 51). Responsibilities will also include undergraduate
advising and departmental service.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. and show evidence of
successful teaching in introductory and intermediate biology
courses. We require experience or invested interest in developing
inclusive classroom spaces through equitable mentoring and
innovative evidence-based pedagogy that promotes success and career
enhancement of underrepresented students in STEM. If desired, the
successful candidate will have opportunity to engage in education
research in collaboration with the Department of Education at
Tufts, or potentially some other area of biological research.
This is an academic year, benefitted, non-tenure-track 2-year
position and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at
Tufts University are unionized (https://access.tufts.edu/collective-bargaining-agreements)
with the potential for long-term careers with promotional
advancement within the Lecturer ranks.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of
commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ),
sample syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and two letters
of recommendation. The DEIJ statement should demonstrate your
knowledge of barriers facing under-represented groups in higher
education and shed light on your own efforts and future plans to
advance DEIJ in the biology curriculum. All application
materials must be submitted via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/91439.
Please contact staff assistant to the chair/faculty Geneva Frank
at Geneva.Frank@tufts.edu with any
questions. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2022
and will continue until the position is filled.
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching,
highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to
active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts
University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and
inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the
university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in,
and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population
of faculty, staff, and students.
In order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Tufts
University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and
provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date.
Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a
disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious
belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this
requirement. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine
requirement here.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members
of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to
apply. See the University's Non-Discrimination statement and policy
here
https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/.
If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our
online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by
calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at
617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more
about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Lecturer, Location: Medford, MA - 02155
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