The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks applicants for a professional track lecturer position. Responsibilities include teaching two lecture courses each semester, supervision of teaching assistants in the lecture courses, participation in the development of active-learning approaches to teaching, and undergraduate academic advising. The assigned lecture courses will be BSCI170 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology and BSCI330 Cell Biology and Physiology. Consensus syllabi for these courses and the other courses in the Biological Sciences foundational program can be found at https://bsci.umd.edu/syllabi.
A Ph.D. in biological sciences or a closely related field, with an expertise in cell biology, is required. Candidates must have substantial teaching experience at the college level. Experience with active-engagement teaching methods in large lecture courses is strongly desired. Successful candidates will bring evidence-based and active-teaching approaches to the Biological Sciences curriculum. The expected start date is no later than January 2022.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest including the areas of teaching experience and expertise, a CV, a teaching portfolio including a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience, available start date, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Lecturers are 9-month appointments and carry a full benefit package. Lecturer positions can be renewed annually, based on both performance and funding continuity.
For best consideration applications should be received no later than August 16, 2021.
For more information on the Biological Sciences Program at the University of Maryland see bsci.umd.edu.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
About University of Maryland, College Park
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.