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The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member beginning September 1st, 2019. The lecturer’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, organizing and teaching the lecture portion of an introductory course (Bio 13 – Cells and Organisms) which focuses on general biological principles and widely used methods related to current advances in cell and molecular biology, and genetics. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach an intermediate lecture level course in cell biology (Bio 46) and one other course to be determined.

A link to Departmental curricular offerings is:

Qualified candidates must have a PhD and show evidence of successful teaching in introductory and intermediate biology courses. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required, and the successful candidate must demonstrate experience or interest in evidence- based STEM pedagogy – especially aimed at enhancing retention of underrepresented students in introductory biology courses. This is an academic year, benefited 2-year position and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at Tufts University are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and three confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the authors, and uploaded to Interfolio. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at:

For additional information, applicants may contact Department Assistant Karin Murphy at Review of applications begin February 15th 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic, and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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