Foundations of Biology Lab Lecturer Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time
Lecturer on an 8- or 12-month basis for authentic-research Foundations of Biology Labs with an
anticipated start date of 24 August 2020. This position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to
annual review. Applicants must have a PhD in biology. The position is for a Foundations of Biology
Laboratory Course Developer who will work on a team to improve existing, and develop new, authentic
research laboratory courses. Duties include teaching 1-2 sections per term, curriculum development,
course assessment, instructor hiring and training, and administrative oversight (including coordination
of lab instructors teaching sections of courses, coordination with preparative staff, grade monitoring, lab
accident reporting, student/instructor grievances). Evening sections may be needed. Applicants can
apply online at:

The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community dedicated to mutual success in
our research, education and outreach missions, and Pittsburgh is a city that is often voted “most livable”
in the nation. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at:

Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching
statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a brief description of how your teaching or
service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (e) at least three letters of
reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an
email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email
notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our
system. Applications will be reviewed starting 6 January 2020 and will continue until the positions are
filled. The appointment requires administrative and budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and
Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent
interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of
individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The University of
Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity,
human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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