Part-time Instructor for Introductory Biology, Tufts University

  • 08/12/2021 4:59 PM
    Message # 10928275

    Position description: The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a part-time, non-tenure-track faculty member to teach an introductory course (Bio 14 – Organisms and Populations) in the spring of 2022 (mid Jan-mid May). The lecturer’s responsibilities will be to organize and teach 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. There is an associated laboratory portion of the course which is taught separately and not part of the teaching responsibilities.  

    Qualifications:  candidates must have a Ph.D. and show evidence of successful teaching in introductory 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 the opportunity to apply for a full-time Lecturer position to teach this course along with other courses in related areas. Lecturers at Tufts University are unionized ( with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks. 

    All application materials must be submitted via interfolio at : 

    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. The person to be contacted is Ms. Geneva Frank ( Review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

    Tufts University 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.

    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  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 Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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