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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Evolutionary Biology

Clemson University
Manning, SC
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Science, Life Sciences
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a 9-month, renewable, non-tenure track Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position to begin preferably, January 1, 2024. We seek a candidate with interest and experience in evolutionary biology, including a background in both micro- and macroevolutionary processes at phenotypic, genotypic, and molecular levels. We invite candidates that address engagement and encourage diversity in the classroom and the community.

Teaching responsibilities during the academic year would focus on delivery of in-person, large enrollment courses at primarily the undergraduate level including evolutionary biology. General expectations involve development and delivery of course content, assessment of students, use of Canvas learning management system, assisting students during office hours, and working collaboratively with colleagues to improve the learning experience for Clemson students. There may be future opportunities to teach in other areas or in online courses for the online M.S. in Biological Sciences program . There are also opportunities to teach on-campus, online, or study abroad during the summer. Successful candidates will have a desire to join fully in the varied activities of our large department and to take on service responsibilities as they progress through the ranks.

The Department supports faculty development at all ranks and tracks. Promotion through the three levels of lecturer ranks - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer - is expected. Salary level will be commensurate with education and experience, and a benefits package is included.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University includes faculty with expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; and environmental toxicology to advance the University's discovery mission and to provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department, located within the College of Science, is home to ~50 full-time faculty, including 16 lecturers, supporting research and degree programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Environmental Toxicology. The Department's student population includes over 1700 undergraduate students in the B.A. and B.S. degree programs in Biological Sciences and the B.S. degree program in Microbiology. The Department also has ~70 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Environmental Toxicology and ~150 students in the online M.S. program in Biological Sciences for Science Educators.

For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University, please visit the Department's website at .

For more information about Clemson, please visit the website .


Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related discipline at the time of appointment or hold a M.S. in biological sciences or a related discipline with significant teaching experience in evolution, including large enrollment courses and/or labs.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated strong communication skills, either through science communication and outreach, or through experience in teaching or assisting to teach university-level courses including evolutionary biology.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by 30 September 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at

(1) Cover letter detailing why the applicant would like to join the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests with attention to describing teaching strategies currently used or planned to use to foster diversity and inclusion

(4) Course evaluations, peer evaluations, or other evidence of past teaching performance

(5) Names and contact information for three professional reference

Inquiries should be directed to Margaret Ptacek, chair of the search committee (

*Note: References will not be contacted until the final stages of the interview process.

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