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Biology Lecturer

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Biology Lecturer
Requisition Number FE02676
Working Title
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in a biological science.

Required Related Experience

Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.).

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY seeks a Lecturer to join a supportive faculty that is dedicated to the success of all its members and the students it serves. The selected applicant will begin their appointment in January or August of 2022. They will be appointed to a full time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position for an initial two-year period that has the potential for renewal and for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years.

The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include lecturing in introductory-level courses and coordinating and teaching in an upper division laboratory course. Additional responsibilities may include advising students, University/College/Department-level service, and training graduate teaching assistants.

The College and Department is committed to promoting the candidate’s success in teaching and their continued professional growth and development. Their teaching in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories will be supported by pedagogical and technological expertise in our Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Their continued training in science pedagogy will be supported and nurtured by an established, supportive group of full-time faculty focused on teaching and learning. And their growth as a scientist will be encouraged by opportunities to mentor undergraduates in research and to expand their teaching to courses appropriate to their professional qualifications.

Applicants should submit the following:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Teaching – In no more than two pages, describe your philosophy, experience, and proposal for university-level teaching. (Upload as Specific Request 1)
4) Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Provide a one-page description of teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See the UK A&S Diversity and Inclusion website for more information (https://www.as.uky.edu/diversity). (Upload as Specific Request 2)
5) Teaching Evaluations – Provide your most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available) if you have teaching experience. (Upload as Specific Request 3)

Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by August 31, 2021 will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Pete Mirabito, Associate Chair of Biology: 716-405-0603, pmmira00@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in a biological science. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) in a biological science. Post-doctoral experience using student-centered teaching to promote engagement and inclusion in large undergraduate biology courses. Familiarity with a web-based learning management system (e.g., Canvas).

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2021-07-06 Expires: 2021-11-06

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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