The Department of Biology at Mercer University seeks two Visiting Lecturers for two years starting in August 2023. The department is looking for applicants to teach a 1st year introductory biology course for majors (topics include the chemistry of life, heredity, cell, and molecular biology), as well as a genetics course. Strong candidates with a different specialty will also be considered. Responsibilities include teaching six to seven courses (27 hours) per academic year at the undergraduate level. It is expected that only one or two course preps that involve weekly classroom and lab contact will be required each semester. Additionally departmental service that relates to course management will be required.
An earned M.S. in Biological Science or related field is a minimum qualification. PhD or ABD candidates (firm completion date before August 1, 2023) with an emphasis in genetics/cellular/molecular biology are strongly preferred. Those with teaching experience in the context of a liberal arts college, especially with innovative pedagogy experience, will have a unique advantage.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. Mercer’s Department of Biology has 15 faculty members, over 300 majors and minors, and offers degrees in Biology, in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and in Neuroscience. For additional information about Mercer University and the Department of Biology, please contact the department chair, Dr. Craig Byron (email@example.com) or consult the following websites: http://www.mercer.edu https://liberalarts.mercer.edu/academic-programs/majors-and-minors/biology/
1) A cover letter of interest, 2) current CV, and 3) statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population while promoting inclusion and equity in the STEM classroom.
We will request three letters of recommendation when we have a shorter list of candidates.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should access this link to complete a brief online application and attach the aforementioned required documents. Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts with personal information redacted. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.