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Department of Biological Sciences Lecturer

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
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Dec 1, 2021

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The Department of Biological Sciences at East Tennessee State University is seeking a full-time non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 15th 2022. This is a 9-month, 3-year renewable appointment. This lecturer will be responsible for teaching freshman biology courses for Science majors and non-majors at the Kingsport campus and at the main campuses of ETSU. In addition, the successful candidate will share the responsibility for supervising the associated laboratories, coordinating the graduate teaching assistants, and biennially reviewing and editing the laboratory materials. We encourage applicants who will enhance diversity and serve as a role model for a diverse student population.

The Department of Biological Sciences is currently comprised of twelve faculty members engaged in a wide range of research programs and serves approximately 500 majors and over 40 M.S. and PhD students. Further information concerning the department is available at

Equity and Inclusion is at the core of our work at East Tennessee State University. We are intentional about pursuing diversity, developing and building inclusive learning and working environments, and making sure all faculty, staff, and students are respected and welcomed in the Department of Biological Sciences. We believe all roads-Teaching, Research, and Service-lead to equity and inclusion. Our programming, scholarly activities, and academic offerings reflect our shared commitment to understanding and engaging the world around us. We embrace difference and believe it enriches our academic mission. We seek a faculty who shares our vision.

East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a city of about 67,000 located in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The region has a total population of more than 400,000 and combines low cost of living with amenities found in larger urban areas. ETSU enrolls approximately 14,000 students and offers more than thirty master's degree programs and eleven doctoral degree programs.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Master's in Life sciences (preferably in molecular or organismal biology), Ph.D. preferred. Evidence of excellence in post-secondary biology teaching, in a large classroom environment, is preferred. This individual will also be expected to participate in undergraduate course, curriculum, and program development. The candidate is expected to be a full-time faculty member in the department and apply innovative approaches to addressing; the academic needs of pre-professional and biology students. A current CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, three letters of reference, and a cover letter should be submitted electronically .

ETSU is an AA/EO employer.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Lecturer, Location: Johnson City, TN - 37614
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