Lecturer-AT, Biology



Job description

Spokane, WA

Department: Biology

Proposed Hiring Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track Short-Term

Appointment Percent: 100%

Months per Year: 9 Months

Job Summary

The Biology Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term, non-tenure-track faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking for a colleague from any area of specialty within biology who is committed to pursuing excellence in teaching by creating engaging, inclusive learning environments. Teaching obligations include our two introductory-level courses for majors: BIOL 105, Information Flow in Biological Systems, and BIOL 106, Energy Flow in Biological Systems, which will have about 50 students in each. In addition, this new colleague will teach sections of our Phage Discovery laboratory, with 16 students per section, and an upper-division seminar course in the candidate’s area of interest. Total teaching load will be 12 contact hours in the fall and 11 contact hours in the spring. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring students of all backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in biology.

The department will provide support for developing engaging, inclusive, interactive courses that meet our learning objectives. The Phage Discovery Lab course has an established curriculum and staff support for acquiring and distributing supplies to students. In addition, Gonzaga’s Center for Teaching and Advising provides regular faculty development and education opportunities, including an optional year-long New Faculty Learning Community program to help welcome and support new faculty (including lecturers) throughout their first year at Gonzaga.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline
  • Evidence of engaging inclusive teaching at the undergraduate level

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in biology.

Close Date: 06/25/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Hiring Salary

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs . Applicants must complete an online application and submit the following:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. A curriculum vitae,
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment.
  4. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. David Boose, Chair, Department of Biology, at [email protected]. Position closes on June 25, 2021, midnight, Pacific Time. For assistance with your online application, please call the Human Resources department at 509-313-5996.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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