Lecturer - Biology Department/CNS @ University of Massachusetts Amherst

April 21, 2021

Job Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/) invites applicants for a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer for classroom instruction in introductory physiology.

Primary responsibilities will include classroom instruction in Introductory Physiology (Biol 288) that is one of the ‘core’ second year courses in the Biology Department, as well as teaching 1-2 other core courses in the undergraduate biology curriculum. This person will also perform service in support of the mission and goals of the Department and College.


Other Functions

  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness. 
  • Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required. The successful candidate will have experience primarily within the discipline of Physiology, and will design and implement an introductory physiology course that is broadly appealing and covers introductory concepts in physiology using examples from biomedical, clinical, comparative, or environmental physiology. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in joining a team of instructors dedicated to excellence in teaching using modern evidence-based pedagogical approaches, with an emphasis on inclusiveness and accessibility to support the success of a diverse student body. 


Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience is preferred.


Additional Information

This position is intended to start September 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

This is an academic year, benefited position with an initial 2-year appointment that is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks. 


Applicant Instructions

Applications should include a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, name and contact information for three references, and a diversity statement (please see details below). Apply by April 11, 2021 in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.  

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. Candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (as stated above). The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.) 


Read more and apply here.