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Worcester, MA

Biology Department
One-year, Full-time Visiting Professor/Lecturer

Clark University’s Department of Biology invites applications for a one-year, full-time teaching appointment from August 16, 2019 through May, 2020. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to initiatives in our introductory and interdisciplinary curriculum, including teaching multiple sections (of approx. 16 students) in our Introductory Biology Lab in the fall and spring semesters and an additional course in the spring semester (an upper level elective). Candidates from all areas of biology are encouraged to apply. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment.

A Ph.D. is desired, but we will consider those nearing completion of the degree. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Further information about the department is available at www.clarku.edu/departments/biology. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Founded in 1887, Clark is a teaching and research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark is one of the oldest graduate institutions in the United States. The University’s mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

How to apply

Applicants should submit; a single page cover letter, a three page CV, a single page teaching statement and the names of three referees. Candidates are also encouraged to include a single page statement about their personal efforts working in and promoting diverse academic environments. All application materials should be sent as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1114. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact: Professor Robert Drewell ([email protected] ), Chair of Biology.

Founded in 1887, Clark is a small, private, liberal arts-based research university committed to scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis.