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The Department of Biology at Georgia State University (GSU) is experiencing dynamic growth under the leadership of a new Director and invites applications for three Lecture Faculty positions to contribute to this growth. The university seeks dynamic team-players that value educational assessment, innovative pedagogical tools, mentorship/research and have a strong passion for teaching. The Department enrolls nearly 2300 undergraduate students from diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. The candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous teaching program that will synergize with existing teaching strengths in the Department of Biology and to have a strong potential for collaboration. Lecture Faculty are encouraged to guide undergraduate research in CURE settings as well as develop their own classes, study-abroad programs, and internships. These positions are 9-month appointments and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a discipline related to Biology. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names for at least three references to

Lecture Faculty #1 Focus on Introductory Biology courses for majors and non-majors. These courses aim to build a foundation of knowledge rooted in understanding evolution and the building blocks of life. Outcomes for non-majors that take these courses include increased interests in STEM disciplines and comprehension of organismal biology and ecosystem dynamics. Our undergraduate majors are expected to integrate their pre-requisite knowledge from chemistry and mathematics-based courses for success in higher-level Biology coursework.

Lecture Faculty #2 Focus on Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) courses. This candidate will provide instruction in Introductory A&P courses for pre-nursing and other pre-allied health professions students. Typical lecture courses enroll 150-200 students who attend a concurrent laboratory course independently staffed. The A&P Lecturer will participate in pedagogical discussion groups focused on synchronizing course instruction and aligning course content with nationwide learning outcomes. Candidates are required to use creative, innovative and technologically-appropriate approaches to engage students in learning A&P content and are essential to success in teaching a diverse population of students.

Lecture Faculty #3 Focus on Microbiology courses. This candidate will be responsible for teaching courses including: Microbiology and Public Health, Microbiology for Biology-majors, Medical Microbiology, as well as electives pertaining to Microbiology, Immunology, or Epidemiology.

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