Assistant Lecturer, Biological Sciences



Job description

Pocatello, ID

Posting Number: req1198
Working 9 months per year
Faculty Non-Tenure Track
College of Science and Engineering
Idaho Falls

Primary Purpose

Idaho State University’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a 9-month, full time, non-tenure-track position as an Assistant Lecturer in Biology. The selected candidate is expected to join our faculty team in the delivery of high-quality life science courses on our Idaho Falls campus beginning August 2021. The Idaho Falls campus is an outreach campus of Idaho State University that serves traditional and non-traditional students in the surrounding region.

Key Responsibilities

The assistant lecturer will teach Anatomy and Physiology, but will be expected to teach general biology and upper division courses in areas that support the BS in Biology degree curricula, particularly biomedical courses, such as cell biology and immunology as needed. Teaching assignments may include day and evening classes. Coordination of labs, student advising, and other duties will be part of the assigned teaching load. A demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students in research is strongly preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, interest in active and collaborative learning, and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment are all expected features of a successful candidate. Ideal candidates will have a focus on student success and foster an engaging learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of educational goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant life sciences field
  • Experience in teaching anatomy and physiology courses at the college level
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate laboratory materials and resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous involvement in educational outreach activities
  • Experience developing course materials
  • Demonstrated ability to involve students in research
  • Experience in human cadaver dissection

How to apply

Apply online at

Please submit the following documents with your application:

1) A letter of interest that addresses the position criteria and illustrates the applicant’s history of working with students from diverse backgrounds; 2) A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum of 2 pages); 3) A current curriculum vitae; and 4) A list of names with contact information for three professional references. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Janet Loxterman, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences ([email protected]).

Position will remain open until filled, however, priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 11, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research high and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs.