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University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Position Description The Department of Biology at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle campus invites applications for one full-time (9-month) lecturer position in Biology, commencing no earlier than March 16, 2020. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. This position is non-tenure eligible. All UW faculty members engage in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introductory Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (Biology 180) and other higher-level undergraduate courses, as appropriate. Candidates are encouraged to review the UW biology course catalog ( and identify additional courses they would be qualified to teach. The UW Department of Biology is a nationwide leader in biology education research, integrated with a broad biological research program stretching from molecules to ecosystems. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Linda Martin-Morris, Principal Lecturer in Biology, Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in ecology or evolutionary biology and at least one year of full-time college teaching or one year of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge, a philosophy of continuous improvement, and a demonstrated awareness of best-practices in teaching including expertise in student-centered instructional methods to teach large (>750 students) undergraduate courses. Candidates should demonstrate their fit for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. Application Instructions Please submit one PDF file that includes: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a CV, 3) a concise statement of teaching philosophy and relevant experience, and 4) a concise answer to the following diversity, equity, and inclusion prompt: Please explain how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your future work and classroom environment. Letters will be solicited from a subset of applicants and letter writers should be informed that a hard deadline for requested submissions will occur in late October or early November. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

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