Lecturer, Biology @ Georgia State University

May 4, 2021

Georgia State University's School of Biological Sciences invites applications from experienced, enthusiastic science educators for the position of Lecturer of Biology to begin August 2021.  Qualified candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Biology, strong knowledge of pedagogy, and experience in undergraduate teaching.  


The successful applicant will contribute to our talented and diverse faculty by instructing introductory and upper-level undergraduate Biology courses for majors and non-majors.  We are especially interested in candidates who feel comfortable teaching molecular and cell biology, genetics, and microbiology.  Additional job responsibilities will include student advisement, evaluation, and mentorship.  The exceptional candidate is expected to provide service to the Department of Biology, the College, and the University, and is likely to provide service to their field and the community.  Opportunities may be available to direct undergraduates that wish to pursue scholarly research.   


This appointment is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position that reports to the department Chair. This position is a 9-month renewable appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.   


A division of the College of Arts & Sciences, the mission of the Department of Biology is to excel in life science research and education.   The pursuit of this mission provides outstanding opportunities to prepare undergraduates with real-world skills for a competitive job market as well as continuing education and professional development programs. In the application letter or teaching material, applicants should explicitly address their readiness for effectively teaching Georgia State’s highly diverse student body, which includes many first-generation college students. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. 


The New York Times called Georgia State University an “engine of social mobility” in a May 2018 article.  In the 2020 Best Colleges edition of the U.S. News & World Report, Georgia State ranked 3rd as the Most Innovative university in the country as well as 3rd for Best Undergraduate Teaching.   Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State boasts a sprawling urban campus among some of the country’s best restaurants, shopping, sports, and entertainment.   


Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. An electronic application should be submitted electronically to Dr. Jonathan Sylvester (jsylv...@gsu.edu). If a candidate cannot submit electronically, then it may be mailed to Dr. Jonathan Sylvester, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4010, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4010. A curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and statement of teaching philosophy are required.   


Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. The University’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246, 11375, 13672, and 13665 as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212. 

 In conformance with the federal regulations listed above, Georgia State University does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with regard to any opportunity for which the employee is qualified.