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  • The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1
  • Amherst, MA, USA
  • Dec 06, 2017
ID: 8897345 VIEWS: 3 Full time Education

Job Description

Faculty Position in Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Biology () at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time nontenure
track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology
laboratory experience for life science majors.
The primary
responsibilities of this position include:

designing and implementing undergraduate laboratory experiences
with an emphasis on an inquiry-based and/or CURE (course-based
undergraduate research experience) curriculum that can accommodate
up to 1200 students,
directing and supervising instructional support staff in all
aspects of lab preparation and delivery,
implementation of evidence-based pedagogical approaches,
contributing to the lower division life sciences

This is an academic year, benefited 2-year position and is
renewable contingent upon performance.
Lecturers at the
University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for
long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer
Lecturers in Biology are dedicated to ongoing
improvement of the lower division life science curriculum.

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required and
postdoctoral experience is preferred.
It is preferred that
the successful candidate will have experience teaching in a lower
division undergraduate laboratory curriculum for life-science
majors with a role beyond that of graduate teaching
Salary will be commensurate with skills and
The candidate will be expected to begin in the
fall semester of 2018.

Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement
of teaching philosophy and interests, and include the contact
details for three references.
Review of applications will
begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is
Electronic applications are to be submitted at


The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus of
the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked
public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate
and 6,000 graduate students. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst,
Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the
Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The 1,430
acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western
Massachusetts and boasts a rural setting with easy access to
Boston, Hartford, and New York City.
Amherst is nestled
between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills
providing many recreational opportunities.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse
faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women,
minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities
and encourages applications from these and other protected group
members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive
climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving
excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many
qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an
individual's record working with students and colleagues with
broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in
educational, research or other work activities. We will also
favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome
barriers to an academic degree and career.

Category: Education , Keywords: Biology - Lecturer

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