Biological Sciences Lecturer



Job description

Norfolk, VA
The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for a full-time position as Lecturer to begin in Fall 2019. A PhD in ecological sciences or a related field is required. We seek candidates who can teach courses in animal behavior, conservation biology, ecology, entomology, and evolution. Previous experience in leading field courses is especially encouraged. Applicants who have experience teaching a writing intensive course and who can instruct students in creating electronic portfolios (e-portfolio) will be given preference. This is a non-tenure track, nine-month teaching position with no expectations of research. Teaching in summer is optional.

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically at and should consist of a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae that lists courses taught, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three referees who can provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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